Fed grand jury indicts Youngstown man for real estate fraud

Ondrea Shabazz in Ohio faces charges of real estate fraud, identity fraud, and mail fraud. According to the US Attorney for Northern District of Ohio, Steven Dettlebach, Shabazz allegedly sought after properties that had either been foreclosed on or were scheduled to be torn down. He would fake quit-claim deeds, in some cases forge the necessary names, and then transfer those deeds to either a real estate company that he had created or other companies affiliated with him. He would eventually resell the property under the false assumption that he was the owner. He has, allegedly, been doing this for almost two years and has made more than $1M from the scheme.

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POSTED November 15 2013 11:37 AM

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