U.S. Attorney Robert O’Neill announced that U.S. District Judge John Steele sentenced John Evans, 32, of Fort Meyers, Fla., to 18 months in federal prison for wire fraud. Evans pled guilty on Oct. 4, 2011.
According to court documents, as part of a scheme to defraud, Evans had a Uniform Residential Loan Application prepared in his name for a mortgage on a real property located in Cape Coral, Fla. His loan application contained false representations concerning his monthly income, his assets, and the amount of the deposit he was making on the property. In February 2008, Evans further executed the scheme to defraud by having $616,250.00 wire transferred from GBC Funding, in Georgia, to an account at SunTrust Bank, in Cape Coral, Fla., in the name of Oxford Title and Escrow, Inc.
This case was investigated by Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation, the United States Secret Service, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Yolande Viacava.