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Chico Developer Pleads Guilty in Appraisal Fraud, Loan Fraud Case

William E. Baker, owner of Baker & Baker Construction, has pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of mail fraud for his part in a multimillion dollar scheme to defraud banks (loan fraud, mortgage fraud).

Baker, 65, confessed to conspiring with Garret Griffith Gililland III, 30 to inflate the prices of homes he built (appraisal fraud) by, among other things, lying about improvements. After escrow closed, he would rebate some of the profit from the fraud to companies owned by Gililland.

Garret Gililland has already pleaded guilty in this complex real estate fraud case. You can read about him in earlier articles in the California Real Estate Fraud Report by entering his name in the search box.

Read the original article in the Sacramento Bee and the Chico Enterprise Record.

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