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Brooklyn man allegedly hired seniors to pose as dead homeowners – Aderibigbe Ogundiran indicted for Deed Fraud in deed scam, taking possession and selling off strangers estates

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Man allegedly hired seniors to pose as dead homeowners and file phony ownership deeds grab
Aderibigbe Ogundiran, 36, forged drivers licences in order to “reanimate” the deceased property owners
Aderibigbe who owns a credit repair website stole  or attempting to steal six properties in a scheme in which he transferred title of others’ properties to himself
He would then possess and sell off these estates
Some of his scam victims had been dead for up to 15 years
Faces up to 25 years behind bars, if convicted

Aderibigbe Ogundiran3.pngA Brooklyn ​man hired​ seniors to pose as dead people ​and file phony ownership deeds ​so he could steal six properties across the borough​, ​including a multimillion​-​dollar landmarked mansion ​built in 1868, prosecutors said.
Aderibigbe Ogundiran forged drivers licences in order to “reanimate” the deceased property owners, some of whom had been dead for up to 15 years, prosecutor Gavin Miles said Tuesday as the suspect was arraigned on​ multiple​ grand larceny charges. ​​
The 36-year-old Brooklyn resident employed six people to help him gain control of the properties​ ​–​ ​using aliases, corporate alter-egos, impostors, forged driver’s licenses, misuse of personal identifying information, and forged notarizations, ​acting ​Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said.
Aderibigbe who owns a credit repair website was indicted Tuesday for hiring people to “bring back to life” deceased property owners to try and steal the deeds to six Brooklyn homes, prosecutors said.
The interprid enterpreneur, the founder of GoodCreditUnion.com, allegedly gained control or attempted to gain control of brownstones, mansions and multiple-family homes in Crown Heights, Bedford-Stuyvesant, East New York and Fort Greene worth millions for just $0.

aderibigbe-ogundiran-1.jpgDetectives march a cuffed Aderibigbe Ogundiran into court

​In his most daring scheme, ​ Ogundiran ​had an imposter ​transfer ownership of the 10-bedroom Fort Green​e​ mansion at 176 Washington Park​​ ​to a corporation he controlled in March 2015. The tony estate belonged to a deceased man who’s elderly sister still lived in the house.
He also took control of buildings in Crown Heights, Bedford-Stuyvesant and East New York between March 2015 and Nov​ember​ 2016, prosecutors charge.
Most of the residences were empty, though a few contained tenants, according to authorities.
The scheme was discovered after the elderly woman living in the Fort Green​e​ mansion received a​n eviction​ notice, the DA said.
​However d​efense attorney Frederick Spiegel said his client made the purchase of these properties in good faith. That he  was the real “victim” here.
“My client purchased two of these houses from people who purported to the owners,” the lawyer said. “He’s more a victim that a perpetrator. He purchased one house for $22,000, and that money’s lost.”
Ogundiran, a the Nigerian national​, ​ ​who’s been a permanent resident since 2005​ , was captured on video filing a Power of Attorney at the City Register’s office for an Albany Ave. two-story home, after the actual owner of the property received an email alert of a document filed against the property.
If convicted, he faces up to 25 years behind bars.
“Escalating real estate values in Brooklyn unfortunately make frauds like this inviting to thieves,” Gonzalez said in a statement. “I would urge homeowners to protect themselves by registering with the Automated City Register Information System (ACRIS) so that they are automatically informed of changes made to documents associated with their property.”
Ogundiran was held on $200,000 bond. He’s slotted to return to court in June.

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