Town Square

Post a New Topic

CEO, employees charged with fraud, theft, conspiracy

Original post made on Apr 22, 2013

Former financier William Hogarty was set for a preliminary hearing Monday on an allegation of attacking and threatening his former roommate at his Livermore mansion. Instead, he was led from the courtroom in handcuffs, facing 12 new counts of real estate fraud, three counts of criminal conspiracy and one count of perjury.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, April 22, 2013, 5:51 PM

Comments (33)

Posted by Anonymous, a resident of Downtown
on Apr 22, 2013 at 6:14 pm

I'm so pleased this is finally all catching up with him. Great reporting. Please continue to update frequently.


Posted by Member, a resident of another community
on Apr 23, 2013 at 9:27 am

Hogarty is a crook with zero morals, and a stain on society! It's great to see our justice system is catching up with him in a big way.

Ton's more detail in this article versus the local ABC 7 channel - nice work by Glenn Wohltmann and the Pleasanton Weekly Staff!


Posted by anon, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 23, 2013 at 10:47 am

Per his facebook he was just on a weeks vacation with his wife. I see he was able to bail out of santa rita, but his 3 conspirators could not.

He is finally getting what he deserves.


Posted by Anonymous , a resident of Downtown
on Apr 23, 2013 at 11:56 am

If he's our, I'm sure it won't be long before he posts on here about how blessed he is and that he refunded $421,000 to his victims (a lie the DOJ didn't seem to appreciate), and how he was a victim if the downturn, and how he only had 22 upset customers and how there were only a couple of people and a crazy employee that caused all this because he's like Jesus and was just trying to save the world. His story is so old and I think he and his wife might be the only ones that think anyone believes it. His pattern is so obvious in that every time he quotes a number or statistic he's trying to sound credible and it's a lie.

It's interesting that he had $25k so readily available, but doesn't have money to pay his creditors and all the victims he listed in his bankruptcy. It would seem to me by listing victims in his bankruptcy that it's an admission that he knows he owes them their money back. He has money for week long vacations and bail money, but still won't pay back those he defrauded.

I pray he ultimately receives a long prison sentence to keep him from screwing more people with whatever scam he dreams up next and so his children can grow up in peace.


Posted by Bill, a resident of Country Fair
on Apr 23, 2013 at 4:56 pm

I have seen this man at my gym over the past 15 years. My first impression was that he was a stupid blowhard. I now realize that he was simply a con-man who took advantage of scared homeowners. He will have time to workout in prison.


Posted by thenextsecretmillionaire, a resident of another community
on Apr 23, 2013 at 10:51 pm

Well hello again everyone. I see all the people who were trying to get out of paying their mortgage companies. What they agreed to pay them when they bought their homes, are still on the hunt. It's pretty bad when a person can have another put in jail for not being able to help them rob their mortgage company because seems to me that's what has happened. Be honest think about it and have a nice day


Posted by Bolly, a resident of Mission Park
on Apr 23, 2013 at 11:15 pm

(Post removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff for containing unverified or personal information.)


Posted by Anonymous, a resident of Downtown
on Apr 24, 2013 at 3:49 pm

The new details in the updated story are chilling. I don't think I've read anywhere before that he actually pushed a woman as is now described. All the details are awful to read because you know that behind these numbers are dozens of people that were scammed, but he's now crossed a line to the violent side of things by pushing a woman and then with the felony assault charges pending against him. I wish we didn't have to know that he's living freely among us in our community and at the local children's events he talks about. He seems like a ticking time bomb.


Posted by noname, a resident of Amador Estates
on Apr 24, 2013 at 4:27 pm

it would be a shame if one of the people he scammed had a bad temper and a gun


Posted by None of the Above, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 24, 2013 at 4:34 pm

@ thenextsecretmillionaire:

Hogarty says in his Channel 7 interview that people had to be current on their mortgages and have a 620 credit score.

Are you saying OF Lending accepted clients who didn't qualify under his own standards?


Posted by SCAMMED AND CHEATED, a resident of Dublin
on Apr 24, 2013 at 4:39 pm

(Post removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff for containing unverified or personal information.)


Posted by Me, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 24, 2013 at 5:24 pm

(Post removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff for containing unverified or personal information.)


Posted by Anonymous, a resident of Downtown
on Apr 24, 2013 at 8:07 pm

Let's not forget that a few weeks ago Bill Hogarty admitted on this web site/forum to "paying everything back" to his employees' 401K accounts which of course was his confirmation that he took the money.

These charges re-open old wounds for many while at the same time makes us feel good that justice is being sought.

Here's a link to one of his new businesses called "Hogarty Auto Sales" where he is now hawking used cars as the sales manager. His public facebook page lists this as his current employer so it's easy to find.

Web Link


Posted by Judy Jacobs, a resident of Livermore
on Apr 24, 2013 at 8:45 pm

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. [Portion removed because it contained claims that cannot be verified and derogatory remarks about a private citizen not charged with a crime.]


Posted by Arnold, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 24, 2013 at 9:47 pm

Perfect example of overreach by the Nanny State. Why is it going after private sector's job creating heroes when we all live amongst union decay and govt corruption? The above comments - all of them - have probably been financed by local or regional unions to make the private sector look bad. What should be reported, but isn't, and what should be prosecuted, but isn't, is all the unfunded liabilities that are drowning this state, if not today, or not tomorrow, at some unspecified time in the future. It will be apocalyptic. Instead of wasting taxpayer money on some small time crook who has probably created more income for our society than all the bought off union writers above combined, how about going after union leaders who coerce union dues from members and then finance liberal loon political campaigns. It's coming. You've been forewarned.


Posted by Judy Jacobs, a resident of Livermore
on Apr 24, 2013 at 9:58 pm

Dear Arnold............."some small time crook " Obviously you have no heart or compassion for all of the people who's lives were ruined by these scams. Maybe you are just luck enough not to have had it happen to someone in your life that you care about, if there are any. I feel very sorry for you.


Posted by Arnold, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 24, 2013 at 10:13 pm

Oh, please stop with the sob stories, Judy. Look at where this state is headed. Now that's something to cry about. No doubt the state spent hard earned taxpayer money in order to frame this hero. What the state is claiming simply doesn't happen in our free enterprise system. People don't need to be corrupt because anyone can be rich if they play by the rules. Judy, that's right, you and your fellow union shills could all be millionaires if you weren't so busy complaining about the free enterprise system. Instead of framing the innocent job-creating hero, the state should be rolling back its laws and regulations -- all meant to crimp the style of freedom seekers like Hogarty and his associates.


Posted by thenextsecretmillionaire, a resident of another community
on Apr 24, 2013 at 10:34 pm

Hello again,
1st of all I am not Christy Hogarty, and 2nd who are the real crooks?
My point being If people would pay their mortgage payments instead of paying someone else to go to their banker or mortgage holder and asking them to reduce the amount they agreeded to pay. So to me it sounds like William started a business. A business where he took all the embarassment away from the debtor. by going to said debtors banker saying I have this deadbeat who agreeded to a ARM note but since it adjusted they don't feel like making their agreeded payments any longer. So for a fee he explained to the debtor steps they needed to take prior one of his staff aproaching the banker.

So it sounds like William did this ....and when half the people in US heard they all said lets screw the bankers, walk away from our responsibilities...They stopped helping they few who probably needed some help. And now your kids, my kids, and their kids will pay for it. And still are every day this witch hunt continues.

How many Federal and State Tax dollars have been wasted over this issue. Not to mention if 3 or 4 of them go to jail at $40,000 or more per year for a few years.


Posted by Judy Jacobs, a resident of Livermore
on Apr 24, 2013 at 10:41 pm

(Post removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff for containing unverified or personal information.)


Posted by Judy Jacobs, a resident of Livermore
on Apr 24, 2013 at 10:50 pm

(Post removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff for containing unverified or personal information.)


Posted by Anonymous, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 24, 2013 at 11:00 pm

(Post removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff for containing unverified or personal information.)


Posted by Judy Jacobs, a resident of Livermore
on Apr 24, 2013 at 11:20 pm

TO: "Posted by Anonymous, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood,"

VERY WELL WRITTEN.


Posted by anon, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 25, 2013 at 7:00 am

(Post removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff for containing unverified or personal information.)


Posted by Seymour Crooks, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 25, 2013 at 9:16 am

Maybe this Hogarty guy should run for County Supervisor or the State Legislature. He would fit right in.


Posted by william hogarty, a resident of Laguna Oaks
on Apr 26, 2013 at 3:06 pm

william hogarty is a registered user.

(Post removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff for containing unverified or personal information.)


Posted by XXXXX, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 26, 2013 at 9:17 pm

XXXXX is a registered user.

(Post removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff for containing unverified or personal information.)


Posted by william hogarty, a resident of Laguna Oaks
on Apr 26, 2013 at 11:03 pm

william hogarty is a registered user.

(Post removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff for containing unverified or personal information.)


Posted by william hogarty, a resident of Laguna Oaks
on Apr 26, 2013 at 11:05 pm

william hogarty is a registered user.

As far as designer cloths you are funny. Daily I wear $10 costco shorts and a pollo shirt. Yes I work out daily and eat very healthy and in the end my health has served me well.


Posted by Hogartyw@gmail.com, a resident of Laguna Oaks
on Apr 26, 2013 at 11:37 pm

Judy Jacobs this is Christy Hogarty for the first time ever! I've never been on these blogs god strike me dead if I'm not being honest! I'm am so sorry for all the hurt and pain, truthfully we wantsd to help people. I mean this from the bottom of my heart. My baby doesn't deserve to be brought into this. She is my love and my life, please don't ever wish she gets taken away from me! In the end I'm a great mother and hoping one day you will see this. Maybe one day you will all see helping people was our focus and
at then end of the day banks are caught up in Billion dollar law suits. Unfortunately we were their shield and what's really sad is the banks are starting and have started to do short pay refinances.


Posted by XXXXX, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 27, 2013 at 4:10 pm

XXXXX is a registered user.

(Post removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff for containing unverified or personal information.)


Posted by william hogarty, a resident of Laguna Oaks
on May 8, 2013 at 7:38 am

william hogarty is a registered user.

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


Posted by XXXXX, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 12, 2013 at 12:28 am

XXXXX is a registered user.

(Post removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff for containing unverified or personal information)


Posted by XXXXX, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 12, 2013 at 12:30 am

XXXXX is a registered user.

Post removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff for containing unverified or personal information


If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.

Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Preserving Disorder
By Tom Cushing | 72 comments | 2,034 views

The drought drives lawmakers to action
By Tim Hunt | 12 comments | 1,414 views

CPRA: Balancing privacy, public's right to know
By Gina Channell-Allen | 2 comments | 98 views