Monday, May 18, 2009

Now, if they'd only make land developing a felony

There are times when the Texas enthusiasm for harsh punishment seems like just the ticket. Consider this:
In a recent case that even raised the eyebrows of a spokesman for the Texas attorney general's office, a woman in the Lone Star State was sentenced to 99 years in prison for mortgage fraud. … Though other recent Texas mortgage fraud convictions have seen prison sentences of between 18 months and five years, Kandace Yancy Marriott of Gun Barrel City, Texas, got the maximum sentence possible …

Read all here. Bet about a million scamming RE agents and loan originators did a serious pucker at that news.

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