Operators of 2 debt relief companies charged
Two people who ran a pair of Las Vegas debt relief companies are facing fraud charges.
Nevada's U.S. Attorney says 39-year old Marilyn Stewart, of Philadelphia, and 41-year old Henry Stuckey, of Las Vegas, made false statements they could help consumers get loans and reduce their debt. They owned and operated "Pureasset Investment Corporation" and "Reviving American Dreams."
Customers were allegedly required to pay an advance fee for each debt program they participated in. Stewart and Stuckey are accused of collecting more than $200,000 in fees from about 66 victims who live in various states, including Nevada. Stewart and Stuckey allegedly using the collected fees for personal expenses.
Both have pleaded not guilty. Stewart's trial is currently scheduled for October 15, 2012. Stuckey is charged under a separate case and is scheduled for trial on Sept. 11, 2012.