Attorney General Ford Announces 6-15 Year Sentence for Woman Operating Real Estate Scam out of Las Vegas

April 24, 2019

Las Vegas, NV - Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford announced that Jessica Garcia, 31, 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 her role in a real estate sales scam. The fraud was committed between March 2015 and March 2016.

    Garcia and co-defendant Jack Leal 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, Garcia, 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 Ford. "As my office continues to prosecute scammers preying 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 Garcia to 72-180 months in prison. The judge also ordered Garcia to pay full restitution of $757,420. On August 18, 2017, Judge Villani sentenced Garcia's defendant, Leal, to 72-180 months in prison.

          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 Jessica Garcia is attached. To file a complaint about someone suspected of committing fraud, click here.