MEDINA, Ohio - Five people were indicted in a $4.1 million mortgage fraud scheme that involved luxury properties in Medina and Gates Mill, said Steven Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.
Those charged include Thomas France, 43, of Strongsville; Katen Pabley, 40, of Shaker Heights; Su Chi Straka, 37, of Parma; Lisa Nagle, 42, of Houston and Ranjeet Pabley, 67, of Lombard, Illinois. Joseph Beccia, 60, of Parma and Alex Blackmore, 49, of Bronx, New York, were previously charged via information.
The seven-count indictment includes one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and wire fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and five counts of bank fraud.
Each of the properties for which the defendants secured a mortgage loan were foreclosed resulting in losses of millions of dollars.
If convicted, the defendants’ sentences will be determined by the court after a review of their prior criminal records, their individual roles in the offense and the characteristics of the violation.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mark S. Bennett following an investigation by the Cleveland offices of the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the United States Secret Service.
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