Stiff Sentences for Pair Convicted in Mortgage Fraud Scheme - - Jackson, MS

Stiff sentences for pair convicted in mortgage fraud scheme

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A man and woman convicted in a mortgage fraud scheme in Hattiesburg and Hazlehurst received stiff sentences Thursday.

Carla Wilson of Crystal Springs gets 100-months in federal prison and 3-years supervised release. She must also pay more than 700-thousand dollars in restitution.

Wilson is a former mortgage broker.

John Bell will serve 8-months in federal prison with 3-years supervised release for his role in a money laundering conspiracy with Wilson. He was ordered to pay a 3-thousand dollar fine and 35-thousand dollars restitution.

 Bell had property renovation business.

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