By Annie Sweeney Tribune reporter 6:16 p.m. CST, January 28, 2013
A south suburban attorney and national radio host who bills himself as the “people’s attorney” has been charged in a $10 million mortgage fraud scheme, federal officials announced today.
Warren Ballentine was indicted last week by a federal grand jury for defrauding lenders by scheming with others to obtain nearly 30 bogus mortgage loans, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office in Chicago.
Ballentine is listed on WSRB 106.3 FM’s Web site as being on the air Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. He also is listed WVON Radio’s web site as hosting a show from 3 to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday. His own Website describes him as “The People’s Attorney” and listed the name on his email address as “truthfighters.”