Roberto Sanchez, 67; his wife, Rosalva Sanchez, 62, of Oxnard; and Patrick Iturra, 45, of Canyon Lake have been arraigned in Ventura County Superior Court.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Tony Wold said the three defendants solicited homeowners who were trying to avoid foreclosure. They operated a fraudulent business called Mercury Business Group and charged $100,000 from 11 victims.
“All of the victims were Spanish-speaking homeowners who were less sophisticated in matters involving real estate,” Wold said. “Several of them had already lost legal ownership of their homes through the foreclosure process prior to having contact with the defendants. No reputable business would take your money under those circumstances.”
Read the original article in the Ventura County Star.