California Real Estate Fraud Report

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Chairman of Corona Planning Commissioner is Convicted Felon

A loophole that allows convicted felons to sit on city boards and commissions could be closed in Corona if the City Council decides to ban such individuals from serving. Felons may not be elected to official offices.

Bob Livingston, the chairman of the Planning Commission, pleaded guilty in 2009 to a federal charge of bank fraud after admitting he helped hid a mortgage fraud that netted him and other persons $250,000. What is shocking is that Councilman Steve Nolan, who had appointed Livingston to the position in 2006, knew about his conviction but did not inform Corona officials. The truth only came out when Detective Steve Sears of the Corona Police Officers Association told the Corona City Council of the guilty plea on November 17.

Read the full article in the Press-Enterprise.

Robert Elmer Livingston’s real estate license in California is in good standing as of this date. His conviction for bank fraud occurred in Nevada. There is another article in the Press-Enterprise having to do with the DRE’s positions on agent licensure.

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