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Two San Jose Men Plead Guilty to Loan Modification Fraud

In a plea deal with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office, two San Jose men have admitted defrauding 400 homeowners by operating a loan modification scam business.

M&R Contemporary Solutions was located in Campbell and co-owned by Rene Alvarez, 41, and Mariano Ortega, 37, co-owners of  in Campbell.

Preying primarily on Latino homeowners having trouble paying their mortgages, Alvarez and Ortega charged advance fees of $3,000 to $10,000 and billed their service as a “principal reduction” program. Their scheme was to have a third party purchase the borrowers’ homes at steep discounts, then re-sell it back to the borrower at a discount.

Cydney Sanchez, the owner of West Coast Mortgage and Horizon Property Holdings of Beverly Hills, was supposed to supply the loan money. She is still awaiting trial but apparently has more troubles, as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed a civil complaint against her and Horizon Property Holdings.

Read the original article in the Silicon Valley Mercury News.

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