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Irvine Attorney Convicted in Mortgage Fraud

A federal jury deliberated for only an hour before finding an Irvine attorney guilty in a mortgage fraud scheme that cost lenders $2 million.

Gerald L. Wolfe, 41, is an attorney who also was a real estate broker until he surrendered his license in 2009. He was convicted on one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Wolfe and his co-conspirators, Andrew and William Bohuslavizki, used straw buyers to purchase 15 distressed or foreclosed homes in Orange County. The mortgage fraud was due to not only to not only falsifying the loan applications of the straw buyers (loan fraud) but getting inflated appraisals as well.

The Bohuslavizkis pleaded guilty to the same charge and are awaiting sentencing.

Read the original article in the OC Register (Orange County Register).

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