Benton Man, John Bingaman, Pleads Guilty to Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy in New Jersey by Gwen Moritz Posted 9/24/2013 11:34 am Updated 4 years ago A Benton man, John T. Bingaman, pleads guilty to playing the role of "straw purchaser" in a mortgage fraud prosecuted in federal court in New Jersey. Want the Full Article? Get Unlimited Archive Access for $19.95 per Year Readers must pay to access articles older than 15 days. Articles newer than 15 days are not included in this offer. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.