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Feb. 25, 2009


(HOUSTON, Texas) – Melvin Van Holloway, 41, has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for his part in a bank fraud scheme in connection with loans he made at Capital One Bank, acting United States Attorney Tim Johnson announced today. Judge Lee H. Rosenthal imposed the sentence on Holloway today after finding Holloway’s relevant conduct included identity theft and mortgage fraud. 

Holloway pleaded guilty Feb. 20, 2008. According to the factual basis in the plea agreement, Holloway made material false statements in connection with his applications to obtain more than $100,000 in automobile loans from Capital One N.A. and its subsidiary, Capital One Auto Finance. He was confronted at the bank by United States Secret Service in the process of trying to secure an additional $25,000 personal loan. In making the loan applications, Holloway used the Social Security number of another person without authorization.

The case was investigated by the United States Secret Service and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney James Buchanan.


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