36-year-old Benjamin Paul Narter of Las Vegas, plead guilty to one count of pattern of mortgage lending fraud, a felony.
The fraud was committed between January 2013 and May 2014.
Narter operated a purported mortgage refinancing scheme doing business as “National Mortgage Help Center” to dupe consumers.
He solicited victims who paid him thousands of dollars in upfront fees to obtain loan modifications on their behalf.
Narter entered a guilty plea agreement that requires him to pay back 10 victims nearly $60,000.
Pattern of mortgage lending fraud is punishable by 3-20 years of imprisonment and a fine of no more than $50,000.The sentencing hearing for Narter is scheduled for August 15, 2016 in the Eighth Judicial District Court.
This case was jointly investigated by the Mortgage Fraud Unit of the Office of the Nevada Attorney General and the United States Postal Inspection Service. The Nevada Attorney General’s Fraud Unit prosecuted the case.
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