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Florida woman gets prison in Nevada property investment scam

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Posted at 12:19 PM, Apr 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-24 15:20:37-04

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 31-year-old Florida woman has been sentenced in Nevada to six-to-15 years in prison for her role in a real estate investment scheme that prosecutors say bilked at least 11 investors.

Jessica Garcia, of Apopka, Florida, also was ordered Tuesday to pay a share of more than $750,000 in restitution to victims of the business known as Parcelnomics LLC or Investment Deals.

Garcia and co-defendant Jack Leal pleaded guilty in April 2017 to felony fraud charges.

Leal was sentenced in August 2017 to six-to-15 years in state prison.

Garcia's sentencing was postponed several times.

State Attorney General Aaron Ford says that from March 2015 to March 2016 Garcia and Leal falsely represented that properties their victims bought were clear of liens and other security interests.