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Defendant Angie Cachu in California City Real Estate Fraud Sentenced

A complex real estate fraud scheme in California City that was investigated starting in November 2008 ended when the last defendant was sentenced to jail.

Angie Cachu, 45, received a one year sentence from Kern County Superior Court Judge Colette M. Humphrey along with five years’ felony probation. The prosecutor, Gordon Isen, was satisfied with the sentence and said Cachu deserved it because she had been uncooperative and lied aobut her active role in the conspiracy.

The case began when California City police received a report of an identity theft. The case expanded greatly and led investigators to a ring of conspirators who used straw buyers to purchase $2.7 million of newly-built homes using fraudulent loan applications (loan fraud, mortgage fraud, notary fraud) and inflated appraisals (appraisal fraud) in order to enrich themselves.

The other defendants pleaded no contest to various crimes and were sentenced as follows:

Appraiser Nathaniel Acree of Long Beach: two years in prison

Broker Jay Langner, of San Juan Capistrano: four years in prison. Jay Langner’s license with the California Department of Real Estate (DRE) is still in good standing as of this writing.

Khalid Malik Abdul Ali, of California City: five years in prison

Notary Elizabeth Torres, of Santa Ana: 10 days in jail.

Read the original article in the Bakersfield Californian.

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