Four Men Facing Real Estate and Conspiracy Charges

One of the defendants, William Hogarty, a well-known former Livermore mortgage broker who had a Pleasanton business as well, also charged with perjury and had already been charged with assault and grand theft in another case.

A former Livermore mortgage broker, who was already in legal trouble, is facing numerous new charges, including 12 counts of real estate fraud, three counts of criminal conspiracy and one count of perjury, the Pleasanton Weekly reports.

William Hogarty, 49, was arrested when he showed up for his preliminary hearing on Monday in an assault case related to an attack on a former roommate at his Livermore home. Hogarty was arrested in that case last July.

Now Hogarty, who also did business under OF Lending Group in Pleasanton, which is now closed, is facing a dozen grand theft charges and has also been sued by nearly two dozen people who claim Hogarty defrauded them.

The Pleasanton Weekly reports:

The (court) documents also claim Hogarty and co-defendants James Allen Rivera Jr., Gregory Wayne Lomba and James Torpey conspired to defraud people of their property, that they conspired to commit false advertising, and conspired to collect advance fees.

The four are also charged with 12 counts of grand theft, for taking more than $69,000 from clients who hoped to save their homes.

OF Lending is accused of bilking Bay Area homeowners out of millions of dollars by promising "short pay" refinances.

Lomba is believed to have lived in Livermore but now may be living in Palo Alto. The case is now being handled by Alameda County's real estate fraud division.

Hogarty, who was the state bodybuilding champion in 2004, was well-known throughout the Tri-Valley for his extravagant parties at his Livermore mansion before his legal troubles.

Judy Jacobs April 25, 2013 at 04:35 AM
Posted by Judy Jacobs, a resident of Livermore, 0 minutes ago It warms my heart to hear that Hogarty and his entire clan are finally getting what they deserve. I was one of the first people to file claims against OF Lending and his brainless followers. I filed claims with every agency I could, including the DA and the Board of Real Estate. I did a huge amount of research on Hogarty. Unfortunately, it was after he stole $6,000.00 from me in one of his refinance scams. I was amazed and sickened by all of the horrible things I found about him on the internet. He has a history of scams that go back many many years. It's one terrible story after another and spans across multiple states. I started a few blogs about what he had done to me. I received a shocking amount of responses from people he had also screwed over. So many sad stories. He basically took them for every penny they had, never did anything he and his clan had promised and ended up losing their homes in the end. I helped as many of them as I could. Hogarty and everyone involved with following him, are extremely sick and disgusting people. In their twisted sick mind, they still believe they have done nothing wrong. News flash to you sick pieces of crap...........YOU CAN'T LIE TO GOD!!!!!!!!!!! He is the one we all have to answer to eventually. EVEN YOU!!! Report Objectionable Content
anon April 25, 2013 at 02:05 PM
Judy. I too hope they get long prison sentences.
Susan Diaz April 25, 2013 at 09:31 PM
OK Judy you are right Bill is NO GOOD, no morals no decency what so ever! How can someone look themselves in the mirror everynite knowing what he did to all you people, SHAME on you Bill. so I did not get ripped off by him but I did get to experience renting a room at the mansion and it was a night mare. This was after the parties had stopped but between him and his tweaker brother OMG. I also lived there when the guy he assaulted stayed there and even though the victim had a restraining order on Bill and he was not allowed home( he came by anyway) they cut off the victims water in his room and his lights until he was evicted by the sherrifs. THAT is NOT legal to do even if someone owes you rent. Also from what I understand his new wife Christy was part of all this, maybe that's how the afford the clothes she wears off the unfortunate people they ripped off. I think it's great he keeps getting arrested but when is the judge going to throw the book at him, and why is Christy not being charged and why on earth would anyone want to have a baby with a man of this nature.... the muscles are not even natural or sexy it's way too much I say get off the roids dude and grow your "you know what's back" hope you make SanQuentin you'll look good in there.
Judy Jacobs April 26, 2013 at 05:21 AM
To: anon and wish you knew Thank you for your support and understanding. Judy Jacobs
Susan Diaz April 26, 2013 at 03:24 PM
So Judy I know that Bill was taken into custody at his hearing this week is he still in the clink? or did they do the WRONG thing and let him go again?
Suzzane April 26, 2013 at 07:18 PM
Whats sad is Bill and Greg Lomba will probably only do a year or so in prison. Judy I am so sorry that you lost money with this idiot and hopefully you were able to save your home. It's really sad that people like them were able to be in the industry for so long and the worse part was he kept opening companies up under new brokers. Those brokers should have to pay as well. Really hope the people they ripped off get to recover some money from all this. Jail is even to good for them. They need harsher punishment.
Warroko April 30, 2013 at 10:32 PM
Greg took me for 10k - pieces of crap
KAC May 04, 2013 at 04:13 PM
This guy appears to be another parasite scumbag who takes advantage of those who need help the most. There seems to be more and more of this going on lately and it makes me sick. Taking advantage of people so you can live a phony lavish lifestyle? Sickening.
Daniel May 05, 2013 at 03:21 PM
Greg took us for 6K- He is the worst and is deserving of any any punishment that comes down.
john david May 08, 2013 at 01:34 AM
Sociopaths are people too. Just really really messed up people.
William Hogarty May 08, 2013 at 02:35 PM
Good morning. My family and I have been silent for the last 2 years as we were un sure as to how to handle all this. First all I am truely sorry for all this. We attempted to help people save their homes and the large banks said no. It was not for a lack of effort. We will go public after the last matter is behind us. It is amazing how alligations and rumors by animious people are looked at as true. For instance, Judy Jacobs, we paid her back and we have the canceled check. For the life of me, I cannot understand so much upset by her when she was paid back. I have the checks in a jpg and more than happy to post if Livermore Patch allows. I am very sorry for this mess, yet the country is far from clear of the recession and frankly it is because banks wont help people
If you only knew May 12, 2013 at 06:47 AM
@William Hogarty, You've been far from silent for the last 2 years. You did not pay Judy Jacobs back everything you stole from her when you signed her up for a program she didn't qualify for & you committed grand theft by lying to her face & taking money from her based on these lies. You surely did not pay her back part of what you stole from her because you wanted to, you were forced to. Paying back people you stole from doesn't make the theft and fraud okay. Under that theory, maybe someone could steal a car from you & return it 2 years later and say they did nothing wrong. Or maybe you could kidnap a person and as long as you return them a few years later it's okay. Or rob a bank and then return PART of what you stole and pretend that makes it okay. It's interesting how in your "silence" you've said over & over how you returned EXACTLY "$421,000" to those you stole from, but suddenly you aren't saying this anymore. Could it be because you told this very lie to the DOJ & that you really refunded less than $30K of the millions you stole? Don't forget that you tried to do away with refunding additional funds to all others by claiming them as creditors in your FRAUDULENT bankruptcy case that was thrown out. I'll post the entire criminal complaint against you where your co-conspirators admit this was all a scam, you knew it & that has the results of the audits of your books done at the taxpayer expense because you tried to defraud the court as you defrauded others.
If you only knew May 12, 2013 at 07:04 AM
@William hogarty: On a side note, please stick a sock in it, crawl under a rock & go away. Or move to the other side of the country......oh wait, bet you can't do that when you have seventeen felonies pending against you. Your input about the economy is pathetic & no one cares what you think. You're a washed up crook, you stole from employees, "customers" and were even fired from the board of the bank you pretend loved you. You were involved in a check kiting scheme & you wrote rubber checks to those you claim you refunded money to. And let's not forget all the bounced checks to your employees. You used the downturn in the market to enrich yourself by preying on those left most vulnerable by the downturn. You were then forced out of the industry & you haven't a clue what you are talking about. You pretended to know how to save people from foreclosure or short sales with a scam when you had your building foreclosed on and just short sold your own home. The program was so great like you said that it didn't even work for you, yet you never told customers this. Why don't you go & get a real job instead of involving yourself into MLM's where your goal is to make money off the backs of others. If you think it's not known that you're running an illegal used card dealership, you'd be wrong. Who knows when someone will care enough to rat you out for this. You're not fooling anyone. Why on earth would anyone listen to input about the economy from someone like you? LOL.
If you only knew May 12, 2013 at 07:24 AM
@anon: From what I've read and heard, the evidence on both the assault and these new felony charges is very strong. Two of his co-conspirators came clean to the DA and one to the federal court. There are clearly multiple former employees cooperating including one that seems to have personally handled banking matters for him. He's going be convicted or will claim to be one more "innocent" felon who pleads guilty while claiming to be a victim. You know the type......prison is full of these "innocent" types. Either way, I think he will be sentenced to some serious jail time. The question is whether or not he'll show up when he is sentenced. I don't think it's easy to get the special "juices" his body needs in prison and he will be a nobody there and will end up being someone else's b*tch. My money is on that he will try to flee.
If you only knew May 13, 2013 at 03:00 AM
I see posts that point out what a liar this man is are being taken down. Looks like the big/little bully must be threatening law suits again, nevermind that no lawyer wants him as a client because he's stiffed them all too. The truth will come out and this pathetic little con man will end up behind bars. Kind of hard to believe that he's saving the "real truth" for after these criminal proceedings......I mean wouldn't most people tell the truth under oath in federal court or when being the subject of a criminal investigation? LOL.
If you only knew May 13, 2013 at 03:02 AM
Sociopath.......yep, that fits.
casey May 13, 2013 at 05:39 PM
Greg is a demon - eveil as they come - very sad indeed the people he has ruined or tried to ruin. Is he actually in prison now. He has been there before for drug related charges. Curious to know if the world is safe from him for a while.
If you only knew May 14, 2013 at 02:51 AM
He's out on bail. $100K I think. I don't know how he got a license to sell insurance if he has one since he has other convictions and had his real estate license revoked many years ago.
If you only knew May 14, 2013 at 03:05 AM
Mr. Hogarty: Were you "truly sorry" when you listed the people named as victims in the charges filed when you tried to claim them in your bankruptcy as creditors? Why wait to tell the truth until after the charges are resolved? Wouldn't you be inclined to tell the truth to the courts instead of lying to them which led to the perjury charge you now face? You should come clean, admit what you did and accept the consequences so everyone can move on. These are not rumors, something you know, and something your co-conspirators admitted to the DA and/or under oath in a federal proceeding. Please do post the check you gave Ms. Jacobs as proof you kept part of the feed you defrauded her out of for yourself. I'm sure the DA would appreciate it too.
If you only knew May 14, 2013 at 03:15 AM
Mr. Hogarty: Were you "truly sorry" when you listed the victims named in these charges in your fraudulent bankruptcy that was thrown out in an attempt to make it impossible for them to seek refunds from you? Why wait to tell the truth until after this is over? Wouldn't you want to tell the courts the truth before this is settled? Which version of the truth should we expect to hear? The version you told the DOJ that led to the perjury charges against you? You've not been silent at all and your previous comments over the last two years are all over this web site and many others. You are still not a victim no matter how hard you try to make yourself out to be. Please tell the truth to the courts, admit what you did and accept the consequences so everyone can move on. Your co-conspirators have apparently spilled it and it appears that the hundreds of thousands of tax payer money spent on audits of you supports what they've said. Be honest and then throw yourself at the mercy of the courts. And don't do anyone any favors by not "going public" with your latest version of the "truth" until the charges are settled. If the truth is so angelic, why wouldn't you use the "truth" as a defense to these criminal charges?


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