United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates
Northern District of Georgia
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Patrick Crosby
EAST POINT MAN SENTENCED IN MORTGAGE & BANKRUPTCY FRAUD
RELATED TO LOANS FUNDED BY FAILED BANK
Now-Failed Omni National Bank Helped Fund Millions in Loans for
Convicted Mortgage Fraudster Mark McBride
ATLANTA, GA - MARK ANTHONY McBRIDE, 44, a/k/a “Charles Conley,”
“Charles Conley, Jr.,” and “Manuel Evans,” of East Point, Georgia, was sentenced today
by United States District Court Judge Jack T. Camp on charges of conspiracy to commit
bank, mail, wire, and bankruptcy fraud. MCBRIDE was also sentenced for violating the
terms of his supervised release on a prior federal mortgage fraud conviction.
United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said, “The lengthy sentence imposed
in this case reflects the damage this defendant did to dozens of banks, including the now-
failed Omni National Bank, as well as his abuse of U.S. Bankruptcy courts in three states
from his fraudulent filings designed to delay property foreclosures.”
McBRIDE was sentenced to 16 years, 2 months in prison, to be followed by 5
years supervised release, and ordered to pay $2,197,929 in restitution on the charges
related to his latest mortgage fraud. He was also sentenced to a consecutive 2 years in
prison for violating supervised release on his prior mortgage fraud conviction.
McBRIDE pleaded guilty to the new charges and admitted his supervised release
violations on April 24, 2009.
According to United States Attorney Yates and the information presented in court:
In 2001, immediately upon release from prison on a prior bank fraud conviction,
McBRIDE began a mortgage fraud scheme that continued until 2002, when he reported
for service of another federal prison sentence. In that scheme, McBRIDE used unqualified
borrowers to obtain fraudulently inflated loans. When he was released again from prison
in November 2006, McBRIDE was placed in a halfway house.