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Alleged Pakistani Loan Modification Fraud May Never Be Prosecuted

Saman Hasnain and her husband Jawad Hasnain, who have been charged with grand theft in connection with a multi-million dollar loan modification scam, may never face justice.

According to Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office prosecutor Victor Chen, the Jawads have fled the $2.2 million house house they own in Almaden Hills to Pakistan in order to evade prosecution for allegedly ripping off dozens of homeowners. Pakistan does not have an extradition treaty with the United States.

According to prosecutor Chen, the Hasnain’s targeted homeowners by placing flyers in “ethnic” grocery stores. The attractive, perfectly-dressed Saman Hasnain had no trouble convincing people to part with $4,500 or more each to negotiate non-existent loan modifications with banks between 2008 and 2010.

Korina Diaz and her husband were among the victims duped by the Hasnains. Although not in default, they were concerned that the husband’s construction business might slow down in the economic crisis and that they would be unable to pay the mortgage on their $1 million ranch. Mrs. Diaz said that the Hasnains charged her and her husband $11,500 to reduce her monthly mortgage payments. But as a result of the alleged loan modification fraud, they eventually lost the ranch to foreclosure.

Although charged in 17 cases, prosecutors say Saman Hasnain and  Jawad Hasnain may have as many as 100 victims.

Read the original article in the Monterey Herald.

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