6 Utahns face mortgage fraud counts

They're accused of wire fraud, mail fraud, conspiracy


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  • Steve
    Sept. 24, 2009 4:20 p.m.

    Nothing new here, just some good old mormon boys working the system trying to make a buck and keep up with the high rollers.

  • Mustang Suzie
    Sept. 24, 2009 3:59 p.m.

    My heart goes out to you, Stephen. I congratulate you on your attitude. You sound like a wonderful young man and I'm so sorry that your family has to go through this.

  • brads son
    Sept. 17, 2009 1:31 p.m.

    lets just let them do thir time and remember my family has lost our house and everything else. we have nothing dave and ron have millions of dollars!! my family has 500 buck in our savings account right now my mom workes for jet blue and i contribute all of my money times are tought and bad things happend but none of us are complaining you all have right to be mad we wish the best for you all and hope nothing even remotly this bad happens to you or your family thank you for your words we love you all!!

  • brads son.
    Sept. 17, 2009 1:25 p.m.

    this is brad kitchens son stephen kitchen. there is no need to involve zion. there is no need to say poor family! we are all doing great and hope to see the market correct itself the actions of my dad and his partners were wrong. i know what my dad did was extreamly wrong and he and now i are paying the price for his mistake! i am happy to say his plans are to stay away from finance and real estate when he gets out. he expresses his sorrow for all who were hurt. and the only way for him to make it right is by his actions. as his son i hope he gets out and makes all of these things right!! i want the record to show we all think it was wrong he is guilty right along with my next door neighbor ron and our family friend of 25 years david bolock. steve and my dad spent crib time together!! sherm steves dad was my grandpas best friend. these guys arent business partners they were friends and they all got together and did this knowingly!! thats why

  • John
    April 27, 2009 3:09 p.m.

    I agree with the Voice about leaving Zion out of it. I can't stand it when people use "he was such a good neighbor and member of the church" as an excuse for what a person does in business situations. I've been following this news since the beginning and I'm not sure how you could be involved in this without knowing something was wrong. I live fairly close to one of the guys and he lives in a multi-million dollar house. If you are sophisticated enough to afford that house, you should be sophisticated enough to live with the consequences of your actions.

  • The Voice
    April 2, 2009 10:23 p.m.

    Sympathy? for what you say is "a mistake"... exactly how much did that mistake tally to? Bank robbers that take far less money, do far more time.

    Sympathy is actually what they got.. a slap on the wrist! For shame, the public should demand more!!

    And please leave Zion out of it. And what happened to thou shall not steal? Or is that for non-Zion folks?

  • have some sympathy
    Sept. 3, 2008 3:55 p.m.

    It's hard to see all of the things that are being said abut these men. I personally know all of them and live in Ron and Brads neighborhood, these two men have done nothing but help the people arround them. Yes they made a mistake but all of them are sich abouut it and feel horrible, about what happend. You should get to know who they are befor you cast any stones. If david bolock wouldnt have pulled the cash flow nothing would have happend and no one would have lost money it starts and ends with him i know that for a fact. instead of pulling people down lift them up think of the families and small children that are involved. instead of throughing stones send encouagement and love. i thought that was what zion was suppose to be like.

  • Brad Kitchen
    Jan. 14, 2008 6:17 p.m.


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    Dec. 17, 2007 1:34 p.m.


  • Annoyed
    Dec. 17, 2007 8:17 a.m.

    It's people like this that are to blame for the now ridiculously-inflated home prices of Utah (they and the Californians). No wonder no one can afford their homes here and Bankruptcy and foreclosures are amongst the highest in the NATION!!!

  • Everybody's a Judge
    Dec. 15, 2007 12:34 a.m.

    It's great to see that most of the people around really know the law and have already convicted these people. Why don't you wait until they have their day in court and then you can make your stupid comments!

  • Winter harvest
    Dec. 14, 2007 12:53 p.m.

    "Some of these guys really didn't know the extent that Brad Kitchen was going with this" -- Are you saying they knew that something improper was going on but not the extent of it? The law does not look upon that situation favorably for a defendant. If they knew improper conduct was taking place and participated in it anyway then they have a serious problem.

  • Franchise
    Dec. 14, 2007 10:09 a.m.

    Play in the mud and you will get dirty. No one here is innocent. None of them were even trying to hide the scam. Billboards, direct mail, etc... Is Franklin Squires next?

  • The Wall of Justice ***
    Dec. 14, 2007 8:12 a.m.

    There is no doubt that laws were broken ... remember the movie "The Firm" Mail Fraud / Wire Fraud is when you place a letter either in the U.S Mail or on a Fax Machine and send it and it contains anything that is not TRUE! The Law has teeth and the Feds will use it to make examples of these 6 persons. Federal guidelines will most likely get each of these guys a minimum of 24 to 48 months. They are now targets and the next thing will be THE IRS & TAX FRAUD

  • Hey "Innocent?"
    Dec. 13, 2007 4:54 p.m.

    I hope you know the guys as well as i do before you made that stupid comment. Some of these guys really didn't know the extent that Brad Kitchen was going with this. Let's just wait and find out what happens in the courts and if your a decent person i hope you'll take you premature comment back.

  • runaway juror
    Dec. 12, 2007 7:25 p.m.

    lets dont hang these guys prematurely...I am anxious to see what this task force can dig up besides mail and wire charges

  • Innocent?
    Dec. 12, 2007 6:46 p.m.

    These guys are by no means "totally innocent". They all knew what they were getting into. In fact, many of them have been friends for years which does not make them victims but partners and scammers together. They are all just as guilty as Bradley Kitchen.

  • Let's Just Wait
    Dec. 12, 2007 6:33 p.m.

    I know for a fact that some of these guys are totally innocent. The ring leader is Bradley Kitchen. Some of these other guys were just victims and others knew what he was doing and backed out. This so-called task force is just letting everyone know that they are around.

  • What Crazy Times!
    Dec. 12, 2007 4:25 p.m.

    With regards to the timing of the news, that's right, this is about the worst time of the year to have this sort of thing happen. We need to remember that the indictment was unsealed by the U.S. Court, not by the news. This is a tough thing but it is something that happens all the time. I agree with this being the tip of the iceberg.

  • casting stones
    Dec. 12, 2007 3:30 p.m.

    I totally agree with bhansenjr. This is still America isnt it? Lets see if this task force, that is desparately trying to justify their own existence, can prove anything other than mail and wire fraud. The rest of you remind me of the witch hunters in "Monty Python and The Holy Grail".

  • bhansenjr
    Dec. 12, 2007 1:36 p.m.

    I think innocent until proven guilty. I wish the timing of our news was pushed back, and not reported until there is a conviction. I think it's unfortunate for all the families involved to have this type of news at this time of the year.

  • It's about time
    Dec. 12, 2007 10:21 a.m.

    This needs to come down hard. There is so much of this going on. I'm happy that this is finally coming to a head and those people involved should be penalized

  • Lone time ago
    Dec. 12, 2007 9:41 a.m.

    I knew these guys were doing this years ago when they were trying to get people my neighborhood involved.

  • That's a shame . . .
    Dec. 12, 2007 8:09 a.m.

    My parents live in this neighborhood and it's ruined a nice neighborhood. People feel uneasy, there are empty houses, oh, and higher property taxes. Even better, one of the three the plead was an acquaintance of my parents.

    Anything to turn a buck I guess.

  • Wowza
    Dec. 12, 2007 7:06 a.m.

    They are finally doing something about the fraud and deception. Believe me, this is just the tip of the iceberg.

  • The watchman
    Dec. 12, 2007 6:53 a.m.

    There are more to come.....