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Three sentenced for mortgage fraud

HATTIESBURG — Three people have been sentenced on federal charges related to a mortgage fraud scheme.

Federal prosecutors tell the Hattiesburg American that Louis Gholar and Undrea Harris, both of Hattiesburg, and Santiago Sutton of Jackson pleaded guilty to fabricating documents and giving false information to lenders to obtain mortgage loans for borrowers who didn’t qualify for the loans.

Prosecutors said the three worked with Carla Wilson, who owned Home Mortgage, LLC, in the conspiracy. Wilson was sentenced in December to 100 months in prison and ordered to pay $708,663 in restitution.

Gholar was sentenced this week to 78 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $276,788 in restitution.

Gholar pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering and conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute more than 17 ounces of methamphetamine.

Harris was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison and pay $493,056 in restitution. She pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Sutton received a 15-month sentence and must pay $43,335 in restitution.

He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.


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  1. Carla Wilson is a very good woman, she would help anyone. I think it was not her intentions to steal anyone’s money, but just to help them live the American Dream and that’s to own a Home!

    Carla deserved to be punished for what she did, but I think the sentence that she received was a little to harsh-vs- whites charged with the same crime. The justice system in Mississippi is designed to get rid of the blacks in anyway possible, when money is involved. Tony Tolliver is the man culprit in this ordeal and I think she should suffer some form of punishment as-well.

    Carla Wilson is a good woman and I stand behind her 100% for helping those people, even if it was to help the people that worked for her also.


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