Last week, a South Florida federal jury convicted a man and a woman of conspiracy, bank fraud and wire fraud charges. They will be sentenced mid-April.
The trial revealed an elaborate housing fraud scheme that was centered around a vacant coin laundry.
The Ledger is reporting that trial testimony showed the pair used the empty coin laundry address to establish a “legitimate” front for variety of fake companies. Evidence showed that the duo falsified documents to obtain bank loans to invest in low-income neighborhoods. Then they enrolled the properties in U.S. Housing and Urban Development low-income programs to receive money from government vouchers.
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