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Fort Myers Attorney Sentenced for Wire Fraud

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January4, 2012

Fort Myers, Florida - U.S. Attorney Robert E. O'Neill announces that U.S. District Judge John E. Steele yesterday sentenced John E. Evans, III (32, Fort Myers) to 18 months in federal prison for wire fraud. John E. Evans, III pled guilty on October 4, 2011.

According to court documents, as part of a scheme to defraud, Evans had a Uniform Residential Loan Application prepared in his name for a mortgage on a real property located in Cape Coral, Florida. His loan application contained false representations concerning his monthly income, his assets, and the amount of the deposit he was making on the property. In February 2008, Evans further executed the scheme to defraud by having $616,250.00 wire transferred from GBC Funding, in Georgia, to an account at SunTrust Bank, in Cape Coral, in the name of Oxford Title and Escrow, Inc.

This case was investigated by Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation, the United States Secret Service, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Yolande G. Viacava.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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