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Thousand Oaks Man Sentenced for Real Estate Fraud

Thousand Oaks resident Enrique Sandoval Martinez, 46, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for real estate fraud. He was convicted by a jury of making a false financial statement, grand theft, money laundering, fraud and three counts of causing a false instrument to be recorded (title fraud). 

Martinez, using a false identity, convinced a victim to invest $788,000 with him, which he used along with falsified loan documents (loan fraud, mortgage fraud) to receive a loan from Washington Mutual to purchase a multi-million dollar home in Moorpark.

Judge Patricia Murphy imposed the maximum sentence after noting that Enrique Martinez had fled the U.S. to Mexico (then stupidly tried to re-enter), sophistication of his crimes and a lack of remorse.

Read the original article in the Thousand Oaks Acorn.

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