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Orange County attorney Stephen Kenneth Chrysler was sentenced today (Oct. 9) to 37 months in prison and his mother, Aida Agusti Castro of Carlsbad, got a 33-month sentence. The two pulled an $8 million mortgage fraud involving homes in Oceanside, Escondido, San Marcos, Lakeside, and Menifee, according to the United States Attorney's office. The pair had been convicted of multiple counts of wire fraud in April. The mother-son duo used a number of ruses to get fraudulent loans funded, including creating phony businesses, inflating borrowers' monthly incomes, fabricating rental agreements, and altering borrowers' bank statements to inflate bank account balances.

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Don Bauder Oct. 9, 2012 @ 7:43 p.m.

SEVEN SENTENCED IN NORTH ISLAND CORRUPTION SCAM. Four Navy officials and three defense contractors were sentenced today (Oct. 9) for roles in a bribery scheme. They had pleaded guilty March 28. The defense contractors provided the Navy officials with, overall, more than $1 million of various gifts; in return, the contractors got millions of dollars in contracts. Five defendants got 18 to 41 months in prison; two got probation. The Navy officials are Donald Vangundy, Kiet Luc, David Lindsay, and Brian Delaney.

The contractors, all of whom got 18 months, are John Newman, Michael Graven, and Paul Grubiss. Also, two indictments were unsealed for conspiracy to commit bribery. They are Robert Ehnow and Joanne Loehr.


SurfPuppy619 Oct. 9, 2012 @ 10:18 p.m.

18-41 months aint no cake walk....................


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