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21
Sep

Jay Shah Convicted of Stealing 3 Condos on One Rincon Hill

In another case related to the David Replogle murder trial:

A jury has found Jay Shah, a telecommunications executive,  guilty on all 13 felony counts having to do with conspiring to steal three Rincon Hill exclusive condos. Prosecutrs had charged Shah forged grant deeds (title fraud) transferring the condos, owned by Shirley Hwang, to a storefront/bogus corporation, from he then took out loans.

For her part, Shirley Hwang is relieved. “The verdict speaks for itself and justice prevailed and I can move on with my life,” she said following the trial verdicts.

Tennis instructor Winston Lum was adjudged guilty of six counts including forgery, filing false deeds (title fraud), grand theft and attempted grand theft. He was found not guilty of filing false documents. Melvin Emerich, a real estate broker and attorney, was acquitted of charges of filing false grant deeds.

Read the original article in KGO-TV.

Update: SFGate reported on September 20 that Judge Charlene Padovani Kiesselbach had issued an arrest warrant for Jay Shah and forfeited his $1 million bail because he did not appear in court on the day guilty verdicts were entered against him and several of the other defendants.

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