Man Charged with Lying About Owning Property and Pledging as Collateral for Loan

Allison Tussey —  August 12, 2013 — 1 Comment

Chester D. Howard, also known as C. Daniel Howard, 41, Verona, Wisconsin, is charged in a seven-count indictment with making false statements. He is charged with five counts of falsely stating to banks that he was the owner of property as collateral for a loan, when he knew he was not the owner of the property.

The indictment charges him with making a false statement to State Bank of Cross Plains, Cross Plains, Wisconsin, on October 16, 2007, and to Park Bank, Madison, Wisconsin, on November 16, 2007; January 4, 2008; November 21, 2008; and December 11, 2009.

The indictment also charges Howard with making false declarations in a bankruptcy proceeding on December 3, 2010 and August 31, 2011. The indictment alleges that he failed to provide information relating to the fact that he was the one-third owner of real property located in Rusk County, Wisconsin.

If convicted, Howard faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in federal prison on each of the five counts of false statements to a financial institution, and a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison on each count of making a false declaration in a bankruptcy proceeding. The charges against him are the result of an investigation by the Madison office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution of this case has been assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney Grant C. Johnson.

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One response to Man Charged with Lying About Owning Property and Pledging as Collateral for Loan

  1. Having reading this kind of blog makes me sad but on the other hand,it pleases me because having pledging and giving false information is really an embarrassing.

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