Anthony Williams, 48, of Nashville, Tennessee, was found guilty of defrauding more than 100 homeowners in Hawaii. Williams ran a scam that targeted Filipino immigrants who spoke English as a second language by setting up phony mortgage debt reduction companies and promising to reduce the amount of debt they owed, according to a Hawaii News Now report.
"Authorities said he branded himself as a 'private attorney general' with official-looking law enforcement credentials to give him the appearance of credibility," according to the report.
"During the scheme, he filed bogus documents with the Hawaii Bureau of Conveyances. Those included new MEI mortgages and notes obligating homeowners to make monthly payments to his fake companies."
According to the report, Williams made $218,000, though, the law caught up to him and he was found guilty of 32 counts of wire and mail fraud.
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