Jacquelyn Drago-Hunter, 61, Merrillville, Indiana, a defendant in the case US v Haymon et al., was sentenced by Judge Rudy Lozano to 15 months imprisonment and 1 year of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of wire fraud in a mortgage fraud scheme.
Drago-Hunter was a top administrator for the City of Gary, Indiana holding the title Director of Community Development. According to the plea agreement filed in this case, Drago-Hunter admitted that she schemed with Jerry Haymon to defraud lenders and others to obtain money by providing false information on loan applications and HUD-1 settlement statements. Drago-Hunter was ordered to pay $87,942.00 in restitution.
This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Gary Bell.