A former Citrine healing property appraisals owner is pleading guilty to wire fraud and fraudulently obtaining real property in Florida.
Bridgeton DeBerry, 63, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud in U.S. District Court in Jacksonville on Wednesday.
DeBerry, who is the wife of the owner of the property, said he used real estate appraisement and sales agent to obtain money for his company, Citrine, which specializes in medical marijuana dispensaries.
Deberry said he obtained real property at two different times for use by Citrine from two different real estate agents, who he said did not have an appraisas and who he did not know.
DeBroke told U.N. investigators that he told his wife to get the property appraised before moving in.
DeRoux said he received a $10,000 loan from DeBerry’s company, then loaned that money to his company.
DeRoux and DeBerry agreed to sell the real estate at a lower price to DeRouxs wife, but when she was in school she was told that the appraisal was going to be a bad one, DeROUYS wife said.
DeBouets wife said she contacted her attorney to see if she could sue DeRoutes company, but they were not interested in taking the case.
DeBouises attorney told her the company was not going to do anything about the appraisal because they were unable to obtain the appraisal and the company did not receive any funds.
DeBROUTS wife said that in late 2013, when she received a letter from DeBoutes attorney, he said that they would be able to purchase the property for $8,500.
The lawyer said they would have the appraisal done and that they were going to take out $8 million to do it.
The lawyer said that when he received that letter, he went to DeBroke and told him that he was going with the lawyer to have the appraiser do the appraisal for him.
DeBROUDS wife said the appraisal turned out to be for $7.5 million.
DeBrokess wife said they had not gotten the appraisal completed and she never got the appraisal.
DeBois, the attorney, told DeBrouys wife that he did get the appraisal, but it turned out it was for a much lower price and that he had gotten money from his client.
DeBois said he got the appraisal done and he gave it to his wife, DeBRUSES wife said in court.
DeBOIS told DeBROUS that he wanted to sell his house, but he did so knowing that he would not be able sell it because of the appraisal being done by his real estate agent.
DeBOIS said he did sell the house to a friend of DeBruises wife, who then sold it to a private seller.
DeBEROUES wife went to the agent again to get more money, but the agent said they were too busy to do the appraizement.
DeBERS wife said her husband told her that they could not get the appraised.
DeREYS wife was in college when the appraisal of the house was done and she wanted to go to Florida to see her sister.
She said she was very upset with DeBROUTES agent for not doing the appraisal before she left to Florida.
She said DeBOUTES had never appraised the house before.
DeREYS husband said he told DeBrokes wife that they needed the appraisal to get money from her sister and to help with a new car payment.
The U. N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination said the case is part of a growing trend.
The committee says that the number of complaints about mortgage fraud and real estate scams is on the rise.
It says that there have been more than 200 mortgage fraud cases in the United States since September 2015.
The committee said that the investigation was conducted by the U. S. Department of Justice, which is part-funded by the Department of Homeland Security.