Attorney General Laxalt Announces 6-15 Year Sentence for man Operating Real Estate Scam out of Las Vegas
August 18, 2017
Las Vegas, NV –Nevada
Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced that Jack Leal, 33, of Apopka,
Florida, was sentenced for one count of multiple transactions of fraud or
deceit in the course of an enterprise of occupation, a category “B” felony, for
his role in a real estate sales scam. The fraud was committed between March
2015 and March 2016.
Leal and co-defendant Jessica Garcia operated a
real estate enterprise doing business as either “Parcelnomics, LLC” or
“Investment Deals,” and through that enterprise, sold properties to numerous
victims. In so doing, Leal, directly and/or through others, knowingly and
falsely represented that the titles to the properties were free and clear of
any and all liens and other security interests.
“Fraudulent real estate scams have devastating
impacts on Nevada’s homeowners,” said Laxalt. “With each prosecution of scams
that prey on our communities, I hope Nevadans will recognize that they can turn
to my office for assistance if they believe they have been victimized by
questionable business practices.”
Eighth Judicial District Court Judge Michael
Villani sentenced Leal to 72-180 months in prison. The judge also ordered Leal
to pay full restitution of $757,420. Co-defendant Jessica Garcia was also
scheduled to be sentenced but failed to appear before the court. A warrant was
issued for her arrest.
This case was investigated jointly by the
Office of the Nevada Attorney General and the IRS Criminal Investigations
Division—Las Vegas Financial Crimes Task Force. The Office of the Nevada
Attorney General prosecuted this case.
The criminal information for Jack Leal is attached.
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