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Miami Man Arrested for Mortgage Fraud Scheme

 
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) today announces the arrest of Gilberto Luna, 59, of Miami, on charges relating to a mortgage fraud scheme.


FDLE agents began their investigation October 2009 after receiving information from a financial lender concerning suspected fraudulent transactions. The investigation revealed that between October and December 2007, Luna allegedly provided false information on loan applications to fraudulently obtain five properties in Brevard, Orange, and Miami-Dade counties valued at more than $1 million. 

The investigation also revealed that Luna received more than $95,000 in compensation from wire transfers and checks from companies involving a closing agent. In 2008, the properties went into foreclosure and Luna filed for bankruptcy. 

Luna was charged with five counts of mortgage fraud, one count of grand theft, and one count of scheme to defraud. He was booked into the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.

For Further Information Contact:
Heather Smith, Keith Kameg or Mike Morrison
FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001