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Alleged Mastermind in Los Angeles Real Estate Fraud Ring Arrested

Ju Young Chung, 36, was arrested for allegedly running a real estate fraud ring in which homes which had been paid off had the equity skimmed.

Chung and the other six suspects who were arrested are being accused of renting out the homes and applying for loans using the stolen identities of the true owners (loan fraud, mortgage fraud). The earliest cases date back to 2009 and the total amount of the fraud is estimated at $5.9 million.

Except for the home in Calabasas, the remaining properties were located in the San Gabriel Valley, including Arcadia, Diamond Bar, Hacienda Heights, Monterey Park, San Gabriel, Temple City, Walnut and West Covina. Most of the victims were of Chinese descent and several of the accused are either Chinese or Korean nationals.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the FBI investigated the case. If you are a victim or know of other potential victims, please contact the L.A. Sheriff’s Real Estate Fraud team at 562-946-7217.

Read the original article in the Los Angeles Daily News.

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