Benton Man, John Bingaman, Pleads Guilty to Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy in New Jersey by Gwen Moritz Posted 9/24/2013 11:34 am Updated 2 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 stories older than 20 days. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.