Alex Soria, 68, Las Vegas. Nevada, and Sonia Rodis, 54, Las Vegas, each pled guilty to one count of pattern of mortgage lending fraud, a category “B” felony, in connection with a mortgage fraud scam that operated under the name BioGreen Teck, LLC.
The mortgage lending fraud scheme took place between November 2009 and May 2010. Soria and Rodis enticed victims, some of whom were related to Rodis, to pay sums of money ranging from $1,043 to $6,800, for a fraudulent mortgage program they named the “Zero Mortgage Program.”
Soria and Rodis promised that the “Zero Mortgage Program” would eliminate the victims’ mortgage obligations. They instructed the victims to record Affidavits of Fact and Deeds of Full Reconveyance under the false premise that recording these documents would have the legal effect of cutting off the lenders’ rights. Contrary to these claims, the program the defendants peddled had no legal merit.
Judge Jessie Walsh ordered Soria and Rodis to appear on March 9, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. for sentencing in District Court, Department 10.Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto announced the guilty plea.
This case is being prosecuted by Raya M. Swift, Senior Deputy Attorney General and Jeffrey H. Segal, Chief Deputy Attorney General.
“It is unacceptable for individuals to prey on hurting homeowners” said Masto. “My office will continue to prosecute these criminals to the fullest extent of the law. My office also offers housing assistance through our Home Again Nevada Program. Our housing professionals are trained on all state and federal programs to assist Nevadans; it is legitimate and absolutely free”.