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Three-Strikes Law Could Be Used in L.A. Real Estate Fraud Case

California’s three-strikes law is in for a test: it was not designed for white-collar crimes, but is going to be test on a man who is accused of scamming most elderly South Los Angeles residents out of their houses.

47 year-old Timothy Barnett is charged with 23 felonies, including identity theft, real estate fraud and theft from the elderly. His previous convictions/strikes were for two burglaries in 1997.

Max Huntsman, the attorney who supervises the L.A. County District Attorney’s real estate fraud division said about Barnett: “He has an almost magical ability to install confidence in people. He is a great menace to the community.”

Read the full article in the Associated Press.

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