Javier Gonzalo Sanchez, 56, California, pled guilty today to two felony counts of foreclosure consultant fraud.
Sanchez promised to help two victims avoid foreclosure on their homes by negotiating on their behalf with their lenders. Sanchez accepted approximately $40,000 in fees from the victims, who received little or no actual assistance in return. Each victim was diverted from seeking legitimate assistance and one victim lost his home as a result.
Sanchez will be sentenced on November 19, 2018, at 9:00 a.m., in courtroom 12 of the Ventura Superior Court, County of Ventura, California. He faces up to 365 days in jail and will be ordered to pay full victim restitution.
The announcement was made by District Attorney Gregory D. Totten.
The plea was the result of an investigation conducted by the District Attorney’s Real Estate Fraud Unit.
The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office is the public prosecutor for the county’s 850,000 residents. The office employs approximately 280 employees including attorneys, investigators, victim advocates,and other professional support staff who strive to seek justice, ensure public safety, and protect the rights of crime victims,