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Anthony Pugliese faces foreclosure over PB County properties

Developer also under criminal indictment for alleged fraud, money laundering

May 19, 2014 12:45PM

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Anthony Pugliese

Anthony Pugliese

Anthony Pugliese can add a new foreclosure lawsuit to the mounting legal issues the developer is facing.

Two companies tied to Pugliese, who is facing criminal fraud charges, were hit with a foreclosure action over several commercial properties in Palm Beach County. Florida Community Bank of Weston filed the complaint on May 9. Pugliese, who is the managing member of the two borrowing companies, was not individually named in the suit.

The properties are located in Delray Beach, Lantana and Riviera Beach, according to the South Florida Business Journal.

Pugliese and business manager Joseph Reamer were charged with conspiracy to commit an organized scheme to defraud, money laundering and grand theft in Palm Beach County two years ago. The duo allegedly created fake invoices to collect $1.2 million from a former Subway executive for a Central Florida development that never happened. The case is pending. [South Florida Business Journal]Eric Kalis

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