2 O.C. men sentenced to prison for scamming distressed homeowners during ’08 recession

SANTA ANA — — Two Orange Region males were sentenced Wednesday to five and 12 years in jail for their functions in a Santa Ana-based mortgage alteration scheme throughout the Great Economic downturn in 2008.

Aminullah “David” Sarpas and Samuel Paul Bain started Santa Ana-based U.S. Homeowners Relief in late 2008 during the collapse of the housing industry that tipped the nation right into an economic downturn.

The firm assured distressed house owners relief on home mortgage settlements for front money varying from $1,450 and also $4,200, prosecutors stated. The 2 incorrectly guaranteed they had a 97% success price reducing mortgage payments for customers, prosecutors stated.

Concerning 1,600 property owners shed about $3.5 million in the plan, prosecutors stated. Much of the sufferers lost their houses.

Sarpas and also Bain likewise co-owned Greenleaf Modify, Waypoint Law Team and also American Lending Testimonial.

Sarpas, 37, of Irvine, was punished to 12 years in federal prison by U.S. Area Court Cormac Carney. Sarpas was founded guilty in a test of 10 matters of conspiracy theory and also mail fraudulence in April 2019.

Bain, 40, of Tustin, was sentenced to 5 years behind bars, but has actually currently served that amount of time behind bars, stated his lawyer, Kate Corrigan. Bain begged guilty in 2016 to conspiracy theory and also mail fraud.

Bain “has transformed his life rather a bit as well as Court Carney acknowledged the modifications,” Corrigan claimed.

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