A Florida man has been sentenced to 6 to 15 years in prison for his role in a real estate scam based out of Las Vegas.
The Nevada Attorney General's Office announced that 33-year-old Jack Leal, of Apopka, Florida, was sentenced for one count of multiple transactions of fraud or deceit in the course of an enterprise of occupation, a category “B” felony, for his role in a real estate sales scam. The fraud was committed between March 2015 and March 2016.
Leal and co-defendant Jessica Garcia operated a real estate enterprise doing business as either “Parcelnomics, LLC” or “Investment Deals,” and through that enterprise, sold properties to numerous victims, according to the AG's Office. Leal, directly and/or through others, knowingly and falsely represented that the titles to the properties were free and clear of any and all liens and other security interests, the AG's Office reported.
The judge also ordered Leal to pay full restitution of $757,420. Co-defendant Jessica Garcia was also scheduled to be sentenced but failed to appear before the court. A warrant was issued for her arrest.
This case was investigated jointly by the Office of the Nevada Attorney General and the IRS Criminal Investigations Division — Las Vegas Financial Crimes Task Force.