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Defendant Sentenced to 11 Years in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Posted in Mortgage and Foreclosure Fraud

Last week, Adriene Newby-Allen was sentenced to 135 months imprisonment and ordered to pay $5,278,703 in restitution. According to a press release for the Office of the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, Newby-Allen had pled guilty in July to charges arising from a multi-million dollar mortgage fraud scheme. Newby-Allen was alleged to have conducted a mortgage fraud scheme from mid-2004 through March 2006 which fraudulently obtained millions from mortgage companies through inflated mortgage loans obtained by straw purchasers, including Newby-Allen’s husband and co-defendant Brinson Allen, who was convicted on multiple charges relating to the scheme following a 10 day trial in July by a federal jury. Newby-Allen herself received approximately $1 million in loan proceeds.

Newby-Allen is alleged to have inflated the sales price of real estate and caused the submission of false loan applications and other documents. At the closings on the properties, Newby-Allen and her co-conspirators would cause lenders through false representations to disburse millions to a shell company created by Newby-Allen called "Swiss Acquisitions."


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