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Fontana women ran con to buy luxury cars, gamble

The U.S. Attorney’s office has announced sentencing for two Fontana women, who used the proceeds from a mortgage fraud scheme to buy luxury cars for themselves and to cover gambling debts.

US District Judge Florence-Marie Cooper sentenced Angela Cotton, 38, to five years in the federal penitentiary for operating the title company involved in the mortgage fraud conspiracy. Cotton found the properties used in the scheme and then used the credit of straw buyers such as Lisa Lievanos to secure loans and purchase the properties. For her part in the crimes, Lisa Lievanos, 45, received a sentence of a year and a day in prison.

Two others convicted in ripping off the banks were Terral Toole, 42, and Miles Davis, 47, a loan processor formerly from Reseda. Davis was sentenced to three years of probation, including six months of home detention, by Judge Cooper. Toole was sentenced to 85 months in prison by U.S. District Judge John F. Walter.

Both judges ordered restitution to the banks.

Read the original sentencing press release by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and a recent article in the San Bernardino Sun.

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