Christopher White is a real estate broker who was recently sentenced to 15 years in prison as the result of a $5 million fraud. He is originally from Jamaica, and he lived a lavish lifestyle using money that was not his. White committed fraud by pressuring his clients to make much higher deposits than necessary. The extra money was used to cover a wide variety of bills, including attorney fees.
White’s game had ended when clients started to demand that he return their money. Not only did he cheat people out of their money, but he also committed fraud when he obtained a $4.9 million mortgage for a waterfront mansion. The home eventually went into foreclosure.
Additionally, White was caught lying to the United States Department of Homeland Security. In September 2014, he was arrested and held on a $150,000 bail for immigration charges. He was eventually released, but he was arrested again in November 2014.
On November 21, White pled guilty to six counts of wire fraud, one count of making a false statement on a citizenship application and one count of wire fraud affecting a financial institution. On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, he was sentenced to 41 months in prison and three years probation.
Judge William P Dimitrouleas gave White his sentencing. Not only will White serve time in prison and be put on probation, but he has also been ordered to pay $4 million in restitution to the victims.
Fraud is defined as the act of misleading conduct or communication that aims to get a person to relinquish money or property. People commit fraud by making exaggerations, false claims and misrepresenting themselves. Fraud is a serious crime. People who commit fraud could spend several years in prison.
That is why if you are facing fraud charges, then you will definitely benefit from calling a Fort Lauderdale fraud lawyer. Kenneth P. Hassett is highly qualified and experienced. He will defend you aggressively and fight hard to help you get a lesser punishment or your charges dropped. You can contact our Fort Lauderdale fraud lawyer 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
It is important to note that the laws regarding fraud are constantly changing. However, Kenneth Hassett will explain the laws and how they apply to you. You can even get a free legal consultation.