A federal judge sentenced Martin Wayne Flanders, 51, to six years and five months in prison after Flanders pleaded guilty to committing mail fraud. His wife, Ligia Sandoval Spafford (Sandoval), 48, also pleaded guilty and will be sentenced in March 2016.
According to the office of U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner of the Eastern District of California, the couple ran a company called European Debt Resolution, Inc., that targeted Hispanic families in the Bay Area and Sacramento, charging them illegal advance fees for loan modifications, mortgage loan audits, credit repair, debt relief and bankruptcy filings. They advertised on Spanish language radio, television and magazines in order to find their clients and did not perform the services they promised.
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