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Judge Sends a Signal as Former Executive Gets Prison in Seeno Mortgage Fraud Case

Pray that you are not a white-collar criminal whose sentence is up to Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers.

The Oakland judge sentenced Ayman Shahid, 41, of Rancho Santa Fe, to 46 months in federal prison. Shahid had pleaded guilty in 2015 to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and had cooperated with federal authorities in their efforts to build a case against  the Discovery Sales corporation, which is the sales arm of the Seeno homebuilding empire. Federal prosecutors had asked for a lesser sentence for Shahid.

Judge Gonzalez Rogers said she wanted to make an example out of white-collar criminals because she believes federal financial rules appeared to be going in the direction of deregulation of the mortgage industry.

This is a case that dates back over seven years, which was when federal agents raided the Concord headquarters of the Senno family.

Read the original article in the Mercury News. There are also earlier postings in the California Real Estate Fraud Report about this case which you can search and read.



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