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Jun

Sylmar Man Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Lenders of $5.4m

Hamlet Sardariani, a 45-year old Sylmar man, has pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy and tax evasion charges in U.S. District Court in front of United States District Judge Virginia A. Phillips. Sardariani admitted that he conspired with others to procure four loans with a value over over $5 million by using houses he did not own as collateral. In addition, he confessed to forging documents and falsifying notary stamps (notary fraud).

Hamlet Sardariani’s brother, Henrik Sardariani, 44, of Glendale, pleaded guilty last January; Wanda Tenney, 66, of South Los Angeles, a former escrow officer, pleaded guilty on December 5;  Christopher J. Woods, 53, of Beverly Hills, pleaded guilty on November 8. All three are awaiting their sentences.

This case was investigated by the FBI and IRS Criminal Investigation (CID).

Read the original article in the Imperial Valley News.

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