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Seeno-run companies pulled strings on mortgage fraud scheme, former employee says in plea statement

08/25/2015 07:28 AM PDT
The president of Discovery Sales, an arm of the Seeno family home building empire, has pleaded guilty to bank fraud and in his plea agreement unsealed Monday, Ayman Shahid says Seeno family companies directed him to operate the mortgage fraud scam so the business could remain solvent during the housing downturn. 
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Seeno-run companies pulled strings on mortgage fraud scheme, former employee says in plea statement

08/25/2015 07:28 AM PDT
The president of Discovery Sales, an arm of the Seeno family home building empire, has pleaded guilty to bank fraud and in his plea agreement unsealed Monday, Ayman Shahid says Seeno family companies directed him to operate the mortgage fraud scam so the business could remain solvent during the housing downturn. 
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