Alex Soria, 69, and Sonia Rodis, 55, both of Las Vegas, Nevada, were each sentenced on one felony count of a pattern of mortgage lending fraud. The couple misrepresented to homeowners a fraudulent mortgage elimination program that involved the recording of affidavits, deeds of reconveyance and other title documents that failed to eliminate their mortgages.
The fraud was committed between May 2010 and October 2011.
Soria and Rodis operated this mortgage lending fraud scam out of their business, BioGreen Teck, LLC. They targeted members of their Filipino community, among others, collecting approximately $63,000 in payments from their victims.
Eighth Judicial District Court Judge Jessie Walsh sentenced Soria to 38 to 96 months in Nevada state prison. Soria was immediately taken into custody. Rodis was sentenced to 38 to 96 months in Nevada state prison with her sentence suspended for a period of probation not to exceed 5 years. The couple was ordered to pay restitution totaling over $63,000.
Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced the sentences.
The case was prosecuted by Chief Deputy Attorney General Jeff Segal and Senior Deputy Attorney General Raya Swift.
“It is unacceptable for individuals to prey on hurting homeowners,” said Laxalt. “My office will aggressively pursue those who victimize hard-working Nevadans seeking home mortgage assistance.”