Married Greenville Business Owners Sentenced to More than Seventeen Total Years, Ordered to Pay More than $2.5 Million in Restitution for Defrauding Home Buyers and Sellers
Contact Person: John C. Potterfield (803) 929-3000
Florence, South Carolina---- United States Attorney Beth Drake stated that Michael Lane Prevette, of Greensboro, North Carolina, was sentenced to 42 months imprisonment in federal court. In October of 2016, Prevette pled guilty to count one of an indictment, which charged Conspiracy to Commit Application Fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371. After Prevette completes the term of imprisonment, he will be on federal supervised release for 3 years and has been ordered to pay $886,749.02 in restitution. United States District Judge R. Bryan Harwell of Florence imposed the sentence.
Prevette was involved in a scheme in which mortgage lenders were misled when members of the conspiracy caused fraudulent loan packages to be submitted to the lenders. These packages included inflated real estate appraisals which were prepared at Prevette’s direction. These properties were located in the Myrtle Beach area.
The case was investigated by the FBI. Assistant United States Attorney John C. Potterfield of the Columbia United States Attorney’s Office prosecuted the case.