David Saks: CEO of Free Truth Enterprises Sent to Prison for Tax & Mortgage Fraud

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CEO of Free Truth Enterprises Sent to Prison for Tax & Mortgage Fraud


CEO of Free Truth Enterprises Sentenced to Prison for Tax Fraud and Mortgage Loan Fraud

U.S. Attorney’s Office January 30, 2014
  • Southern District of Ohio (937) 225-2910

CINCINNATI, OH—Regina Shields, 41, of Cincinnati, Ohio, was sentenced in US. District Court to 12 months and one day in prison and ordered to pay $202,806 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service and the lender she defrauded in a mortgage fraud scam.

Carter M. Stewart, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio; Kathy A. Enstrom, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation, Cincinnati Field Office; and Kevin R. Cornelius, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), announced the sentence handed down today by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Susan J. Dlott.

Shields pleaded guilty in June 2013 to one count of filing a false income tax return and one count of wire fraud. According to court documents, Shields formed a non-profit corporation called Free Truth Enterprises and has served as the president and CEO since 2000.

From 2007 through 2010, Shields filed federal income tax returns with the IRS claiming $61,315 in false claims for income tax refunds.

“The mortgage loan offense involves a brazen scheme whereby she bid for and won a sheriff’s auction for a property that was in foreclosure,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Mangan told the court.

“She then purported to pay for the property using a check that had insufficient funds.

To make matters worse, the defendant then used this temporary appearance of title to apply for a sizable loan from Quicken Loans in excess of $140,000.

She then used the proceeds to purchase a luxury car.”

Shields’ sentence includes restitution to the IRS in the amount of $61,315 and restitution in the amount of $141,491 to Title Source Inc. (related to Quicken Loans).

Stewart commended the cooperative investigation by special agents of IRS-Criminal Investigation and the FBI, Assistant United States Attorney Timothy Mangan who prosecuted the case.

source: FBI



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Comment balloon 8 commentsDavid Saks • January 30 2014 02:39PM


David- I just stopped over after reading Debbie's post.  Re this post...It is amazing what some who should know better and do, thumb their nose at the system. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) about 6 years ago

Fraud is as common in the real estate business as a Lincoln penny is in your change, Kathy.

Posted by David Saks ((retired)) about 6 years ago

Hello David, like Kathy, I stopped by after reading Debbie's great introduction post. No matter how much money, certainly not worth it. It's sad some will go that low.

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) about 6 years ago

Thanks for stopping by, Beth. I appreciate Debbie's blog, and I'm very happy to hear from you and Kathy. Have a terrific day ahead.

Posted by David Saks ((retired)) about 6 years ago

David it amazes me the  lack of character some people have just for getting money!, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) about 6 years ago

Deplorably, in some parts of the country, in this business, it's a revolving door, Endre. Glad to hear from you.

Posted by David Saks ((retired)) about 6 years ago

Hi David, the sad thing is people like Cathy don't realize it is more work to be a crook then to be honest. A reputation for integrity will pay a lifetime of dividends.

Posted by Eric Galuppo (Real Estate Rev - More Leads Means More Revenue) about 6 years ago

A good name means more than any money can buy, Eric. Thanks for reviewing the press release.

Posted by David Saks ((retired)) about 6 years ago

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