Real Estate Agent Admits Acting as Straw Buyer

Allison Tussey —  June 5, 2012 — Leave a comment

Edna Ledoux Jamieson, 44, Moneta, Virginia, a former employee of Genesis Mansions, pleaded guilty in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia to tax charges related to money she earned through her participation in a mortgage fraud scheme.

Jamieson waived her right to be indicted and pleaded guilty to one count of filing a false tax return for FY 2007. At sentencing, the defendant faces a maximum possible penalty of up to three years in prison and/or a fine of up to $250,000.

Jamison, who was a former employee of Susan Helbig at Genesis Mansions and a licensed real estate agent, admitted to receiving a $20,000 good faith payment for serving as a straw purchaser for a home in Moneta, Virginia. The defendant also admitted to earning approximately $300 per week as an employee of Genesis Mansions. The defendant admitted to filing her FY 2007 tax returns without including the $40,033 she earned from Genesis Mansions.

“Not only did Ms. Jamieson participate in a long-running mortgage fraud scheme, she also cheated on her taxes,” United States Attorney Timothy J. Heaphy said. “She failed to report income received from Genesis Mansions in a misguided attempt to conceal her involvement in her employers’ fraud. It is the duty of each and every American citizen to pay their fair share in taxes. When they don’t, this office will bring them to justice.”

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Internal Revenue Service. Assistant United States Attorneys Charlene Day and C. Patrick Hogeboom III are prosecuting the case for the United States.

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