Appeals court upholds Regina Preetorius’ conviction in real estate scam

A former Augusta-area businesswoman was fairly tried and sentenced to more than 23 years in prison for a massive fraud based on a phony mortgage rescue operation, an appeals court has declared.

In a six-page opinion released Wednes­day, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed Regina Preetor­ius’ convictions for mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering.

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