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Bay Area Real Estate Agent, Two Others, Indicted in Real Estate Fraud Case

Back to fraud committed by “the little people” (see posting preceding this post).

A father, his son and a third person have been indicted by a federal grand jury with committing mail fraud, bank fraud and false statements on a loan and credit application (loan fraud).

Charged are real estate agent Rajeshwar Singh, 38, of Pleasanton; his father Surjit Singh, 66, of Dublin; and Anita Sharma, 51, of Gilroy. If they are convicted, they could receive sentences of up to 30 years in prison (doubtful) and a $1 million fine (also doubtful).

The indictment accuses Surjit Singh of recruiting persons with good credit to act as straw buyers for homes his family or friends owned. The Singhs are alleged to have received more than $2.1 million in residential loans as a result of falsifying the buyers’ financial statements. Anita Sharma is alleged to have been one of the straw buyers of the properties, all of which went into foreclosure.

Read the original article in The Oakland Tribune.

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