Laurie Mayfield, aka Laurie H. Scott, 54, Fredericksburg, Texas, former D’Hanis State Bank president, admitted that she filed fraudulent bank regulating reports which overestimated the bank’s assets.
Appearing before United States Magistrate Judge John Primomo, the defendant pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud.
According to court records, from January 2012 until September 2014, Mayfield prepared and filed false Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income (aka “Call Reports) with federal and state bank regulators on behalf of D’Hanis State Bank (“DSB“) which overstated the assets of DSB by approximately $830,000. By pleading guilty, Mayfield admitted that on September 16, 2014, she e-mailed those false reports to a prospective buyer of DSB. The buyer relied on those false DSB Call Reports in their decision to purchase DSB.
Mayfield faces up to 30 years in federal prison. She remains on bond pending sentencing scheduled for September 9, 2015, before United States District Judge Xavier Rodriguez.
Acting United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr., Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs of the FBI’s San Antonio Division and U.S. Secret Service Special Agent in Charge Lee Dotson, announced the guilty plea.
The case resulted from a joint investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Secret Service, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Office of Inspector General for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System—Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Greg Surovic.