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Prison Sentence for West Covina Woman for Real Estate Investment Fraud

Guadalupe Valencia, a 47-year old West Covina woman who pleaded guilty in 2011 to charges related to operating a real estate Ponzi scheme, has been sentenced to nine years in prison.

Valencia operated two companies in Downey called Real Estate & Loan Consultants and R.E. Equity Group, Inc. Through these firms, she solicited investors to fund two pools: one for providing short-term capital to businesses and the second for real estate loans.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Valencia took in $6.9 million in investor funds (real estate investment fraud) from 150 persons and made returns of approximately $1.7 million. In addition to the sentence meted out by U.S. District Judge S. James Otero, she was ordered to repay her victims $5.2 million.

Read the original article in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.

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