Attorney General Laxalt Announces Guilty Plea for $180,000 Mortgage Lending Fraud Scam
July 26, 2018
Las Vegas, NV – Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced that Trung Anh Le, 36, of California, pleaded guilty to one count of pattern of mortgage lending fraud, a category “B” felony. The fraud was committed in March of 2015.
Le misrepresented himself as the owner of three pieces of real estate property in Las Vegas by impersonating the true owners of the property as a way to secure a loan in the amount of $180,000. As a result of Le’s misrepresentation, the title company filed deeds with the Clark County Recorder’s Office, effectively encumbering the properties.
“My office is committed to protecting homeowners from fraudulent scams, and I encourage those who suspect they’ve fallen victim to a scam to file a complaint with my office,” said Laxalt.
Pattern of mortgage lending fraud is punishable by 3-20 years of imprisonment and a fine of no more than $50,000.The sentencing hearing for Le is scheduled for September 17, 2018 in the Eighth Judicial District Court.
This case was prosecuted by the Nevada Attorney General’s Criminal Prosecution Unit.
To view the criminal Information for Le, click here. To file a complaint about someone suspected of committing fraud, click here.
LE, TRUNG ANH
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Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)