The Greeneville Sun is reporting that a former Greeneville mortgage-loan broker made an initial appearance in U.S. District Court Monday and pleaded not guilty to charges of wire fraud, bank fraud and money-laundering charges.
Court records show that a court date of July 2 was set for Thomas Duane Roderick, 42, who now resides in Wesley Chapel, Fla. He will remain free on bond pending trial.
An indictment returned against Roderick on April 15 by a federal grand jury here charges him with one count of wire fraud, three counts of bank fraud and three counts of money laundering involving thousands of dollars of his clients' money.
"The charges in the indictment relate to the wiring of the funds to Roderick for his use in the scheme, the mailing of the documents Roderick prepared in order for his clients to obtain the funds from the lending institutions, and the subsequent financial transactions Roderick conducted with the proceeds of his scheme," the news release said.
Roderick worked as a mortgage loan broker and real estate agent "primarily in Greene County" from 2005 to 2007, according to the indictment.
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