Monday, August 11, 2008

The Pleas Keep Coming in Houston

A press release of the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Southern District of Texas reveals that a broker plead guilty earlier this month to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and securities fraud. The release states that the defendant was involved in "the promotion and marketing" as part of a "mortgage investment program." The defendant "admitted he made false representations to investors when he promised 12 percent interest, 1st liens on real estate, 72-hour liquidity and 70 percent loan to value ratio."

Mary Flood of the Houston Chronicle now reports that the government has secured a second plea in this case. In an article titled, "2nd Houston broker in fraud case pleads to conspiracy" she tells of the recent plea entered by this individual to the crime of conspiracy.

(esp) (w/ a hat tip to Bill Olis)

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I agree on most of what you had to say. If I may add that the new FHA bill passed by congress and signed by the president should help a lot of distressed homeowners

Posted by: Mortgage advice expert | Aug 13, 2008 1:06:00 PM

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