The Real Deal Miami

Broward broker pleads guilty for role in Versailles mortgage scheme

May 14, 2012 09:00AM


Real estate agent and mortgage broker Juan Carlos Rodriguez has pleaded guilty for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme involving properties at the Versailles development in Wellington, according to Wifredo Ferrer, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida. Rodriguez pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. In the last five years, more than 30 defendants have been prosecuted for mortgage fraud in the Versailles area. Rodriguez will be sentenced July 27. — Alexander Britell