OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
Contact Don Ledford, Public Affairs ● (816) 426-4220 ● 400 East Ninth Street, Room 5510 ● Kansas City, MO 64106
FEBRUARY 3, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KC MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO $3.6 MILLION MORTGAGE FRAUD,
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to his role in a mortgage fraud conspiracy that involved loans on 34 properties in the inner city and midtown areas of Kansas City totaling more than $3.6 million.
Quentin Henley, 37, of Kansas City, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief District Judge Fernando J. Gaitan this morning to the charges contained in a July 14, 2009, federal indictment.
Henley did business as Quality Remodeling, as All and One Construction and as Corporate Remodeling Associates. Henley admitted that he participated in a mortgage fraud conspiracy from July 2003 to January 2009, in which he acquired residential properties at reduced rates for the stated purpose of rehabbing the properties, then renting or selling them. In reality, Henley did little or no work to rehab some of the properties.
Henley and his co-conspirators submitted materially false, fraudulent and misleading loan applications and supporting documentation to mortgage lenders, all to induce the lenders to approve the applications and lend funds. Henley admitted that he caused mortgage lenders to make loans regarding at least 34 properties in the amount of at least $3,600,482.
In addition to the mortgage fraud conspiracy, Henley also pleaded guilty to money laundering. Henley admitted that he engaged in a financial transaction that involved funds obtained by fraud.
Under federal statutes, Henley is subject to a sentence of up to 15 years in federal prison without parole, plus a fine up to $500,000 and an order of restitution. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the completion of a presentence investigation by the United States Probation Office.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Linda Parker Marshall. It was investigated by IRS-Criminal Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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