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Vista Agent Pleads Guilty in Real Estate Fraud against Latinos

Miguel Romero was once a prosperous man in the Vista area, working simultaneously as a real estate agent, insurance dealer, income tax preparer and credit repair specialist. But between 2004 and 2008, he apparently conspired with mortgage brokers to defraud both lenders and his Latino clients by convincing the latter to take out home loans, which contained overstated income statements. Almost all of the homes were eventually foreclosed.

Romero is now expected to receive a four year prison sentence this coming January after he pleaded guilty to multipe counts of fraud, theft and conspiracy according to court documents.

Not only did Miguel Romero and his co-conspirators collect $1.3 million in commissions, as part of their crimes, they took in $500,000 from some of their victims by promising to help them with their foreclosure problems.

Read the full article in the North County Times.

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