Former NFL Player Receives Prison Sentence for Mortgage Fraud Scheme

January 26, 2015 Posted by kingcade

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers player, Jeffrey Charles Leroy Taylor, was sentenced to three years in prison for his part in a $7 million loan modification scheme that affected thousands of homeowners. In addition to his prison term, Taylor was ordered to pay more than $350,000 in restitution to the victims of the fraud.

Taylor, who also played football for the University of Miami and lives in Fort Lauderdale, pled guilty to the charges in late 2014. The scheme was reportedly organized by the operator of FHA All, Jason Vitulano, Housing Assistance Law Center and Safety Financial Corp. The defendants allegedly defrauded more than 2,000 struggling homeowners out of millions of dollars through fraudulent loan modifications in 2008 and 2009.

Taylor reportedly acted as the team manager of four telemarketers who made thousands of phone calls to homeowners offering to reduce their mortgage payments or stop the foreclosure process for a fee paid to FHA All

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