Foreclosure Rescuer Sentenced for Fraud

Allison Tussey —  May 31, 2011 — Leave a comment

Vu Thuy Chau a.k.a. Steve Chau, has been sentenced in a foreclosure rescue scam case.

Chau pled guilty to one count of Petty Theft, a misdemeanor, in connection with his role in operating a foreclosure rescue scam in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2009, under the business name of U.S. Housing Help. As a result of the Attorney General’s prosecution, the victims of the scam recovered full restitution totaling $6,086, as well as recovery to the State for all of its costs incurred in prosecuting this matter and extraditing the defendant.

Office of the Nevada Attorney General announced the sentence.

The case was prosecuted by the Nevada Attorney General’s Mortgage Fraud Task Force within the Bureau of Criminal Justice Fraud Division after the office received complaints about misrepresentations made by Chau. If you feel you have been involved in this or any other mortgage fraud scam, please contact the Office of the Attorney General at 702.486.3132.

“We are pleased to have been able to make the victims whole,” said Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto. “It is the continuing goal of the Mortgage Fraud Strike Force to prosecute mortgage fraud scammers and whenever possible, recover restitution for the victims.”

 

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