Real Estate Director Pleads Guilty to Mortgage Fraud

Allison Tussey —  January 17, 2013 — Leave a comment

Anthony Haynes, 53, Seffner, Florida pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud affecting a financial institution. He faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in federal prison on each count.

As part of the plea agreement, Haynes has agreed to a money judgment of at least $990,498.00, representing the proceeds of his conduct, As previously reported by Mortgage Fraud Blog, Haynes was indicted on September 21, 2012. A sentencing date has not yet been set.

According to the plea agreement, Haynes, who was employed as the real estate services director for Hillsborough County, Florida, Board of County Commissioners, made material misrepresentations in connection with loan applications and closing documents for two personal mortgages. The mortgages were for his purchase of nine land lots located in Tennessee. The mortgages were funded by interstate wires from a federally insured bank, and the closing was conducted by mail.

United States Attorney Robert E. O’Neill announced the guilty plea.

This case was investigated by Federal Bureau of Investigation. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kelley C. Howard-Allen.

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