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VOL. 128 | NO. 149 | Thursday, August 1, 2013

Tennessee, Mississippi Men Imprisoned in Real Estate Scam

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MEMPHIS (AP) – Men from Tennessee and Mississippi have been sentenced to prison in what federal authorities called a real estate flipping scheme.

A U.S. District Court judge in Memphis this week handed prison terms of 33 months to 43-year-old Michael Pinkney of Cordova and 50-year-old Alan R. Price of Olive Branch, Miss.

U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton III said Pinkney conspired with Price to recruit nominee buyers of foreclosed properties, refinance them and submit fraudulent documents to mortgage finance companies. Pinkney owned Capital Mortgage and Peanut Construction Company and Price was a registered property appraiser.

The government said loan funding companies lost nearly $1,284,000, which Pinkney and Price must repay.

Both men pleaded guilty in mid-April to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of wire fraud.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 115 270 19,843
MORTGAGES 141 311 23,225
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 35 83 8,387
BUILDING PERMITS 0 338 40,366
BANKRUPTCIES 74 196 13,300
BUSINESS LICENSES 25 48 6,185
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 40 125 13,120
MARRIAGE LICENSES 15 73 4,915

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