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“Trust Me, I’m Latino” Results in Mortgage Fraud

Two Milpitas mortgage brokers who used telemarketing to find and prey on fellow Latinos have been convicted of multiple counts of grand theft and forgery in a subprime mortgage scheme that amounted to $10 million.

Esperanza Valverde, 41, and Herman Covarrubias, 40, of Summit Mortgage One were accused of telling homeowners they qualified for low-interest refinance loans. However, they failed to disclose the amount of the commissions they charge (3-5 percent!), did not explain to the borrowers that the fixed rate interest was for 2 years only, and did not give borrowers copies of the loan documents until after the loans had closed, according to Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Yen Dang.

Read the Full Article in The Silicon Valley Mercury News.

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