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Man Gets 13 Year Prison Sentence For Ventura County Real Estate Fraud Scheme Targeting Elderly

A man has been sentenced to more than 13 years in state prison for a real estate fraud scheme which targeted elderly people in Ventura County.

Ventura County prosecutors say James Anthony Rojas used false liens and deeds to cloud the ownership of property to try to gain ownership.

The 63 year old Murrieta man was convicted of nine felony counts ranging from foreclosure consultant fraud to grand theft.

There were five victims in Ventura County, ranging in age from 69 to 90 years old. Rojas had prior convictions for real estate fraud. He received the maximum sentence for his Ventura County crimes, and still has similar charges pending in Los Angeles County, and the Bay Area.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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