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Sisters Indicted in Lawndale for Loan Fraud

The Originator Times reports that two sisters were indicted by a federal grand jury in Los Angeles on money laundering, wire fraud and conspiracy charges for submitting home loan financing packages for residential real estate that included false information and forged signatures. The defendants used the fraudulently obtained proceeds to purchase properties, which they later sold at a profit.

The 14-count indictment charges that Maria Sanchez, 34, a loan consultant and real estate agent for Online Financial Services in Lawndale, allegedly submitted home loan financing packages containing false statements, forged signatures and falsified financial records to lenders so that she and her sister Beatriz Sanchez, aka Beatriz Salcedo, could purchase homes, which they then resold at a profit.

Unlike the high-roller real estate agents, loan officers, appraisers and developers in Beverly Hills whose recent indictment alleges they stole in the high millions, the less-ambitious Sanchez sisters are accused of obtaining slightly more than $1.5 million in fraudulent loans to purchase just four properties in the cities of El Monte, Norwalk, Paramount and Los Angeles. However, Maria Sanchez is also accused of wiring almost $100,000 in illegal drug money Beatriz’ bank account to an escrow company; monieus that were used as a down payment for the El Monte property.

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