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Pakistani Natives Return to U.S. for Sentencing in Mortgage Fraud

A married couple that evaded prosecution for mortgage fraud voluntarily returned to the United States from their native Pakistan to face sentencing after pleading guilty to bank fraud.

Zahid Ali and Riffat Ali, formerly of San Jose, had been indicted by a federal grand jury in 1996.

The Alis had been accused of falsifying the loan application of a man to whom they sold their home, knowing that the man never would have otherwise qualified for a loan.

According to the indictment, the Alis scammed a bank out of nearly $439,000 by falsifying loan documents in order to sell their Bird Avenue residence to the unqualified buyer.

The straw buyer‘s application was submitted to a relative, Mujeebullah Mujahid Khan, who was a loan officer at Home Savings of America, the bank which was defraud. Khan pleaded guilty to bank fraud in 1997.

“They admitted that they knew that his income and assets would not qualify him for a loan if the loan application had contained a truthful explanation of his circumstances,” reads the FBI news release. “So they filled out a draft of the loan application that contained several falsehoods.”

Home Savings of America was bought by Great Western Savings, which was later acquired by Washington Mutual.

Read the original article in the San Jose Mercury News.


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