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Fugitive arrested in alleged San Diego real estate fraud

James Delbert McConville, indicted along with five co-conspirators in May as ringleader in a real estate fraud at several condominium complexes, was arrested in Valley Acres, southwest of Bakersfield. The condos were located in Escondido, San Marcos and a 300-unit complex in Ridgecrest, north of the Antelope Valley. The indictment originated out of the East (San Francisco) Bay because McConville’s offices were located in Fremont.

McConville not only found straw buyers who were stupid enough to rent their good credit ratings to purchase the condos, he charged “marketing” fees that ranged upward of half the purchase price of the properties, all of which he later ceased making payments on and allowed to fall into foreclosure.

Read the full article in the San Diego Union Tribune.

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