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Arizona men accused of posing as mortgage lenders to swindle Hispanic families

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Mortgage Professional America | 21 Mar 2016, 06:30 AM Agree 0
According to a lawsuit by the state attorney general, two Arizona men posed as realtors and mortgage lenders to cheat Hispanic families who thought they were buying homes, when in reality they were only leasing them
  • Frank Booth | | 21 Mar 2016, 01:46 PM Agree 0
    Curious why you identify the victims as Hispanic but not the perpetrators?
  • Ryan Smith | | 21 Mar 2016, 05:04 PM Agree 0
    Thanks for the question. Basically, it was because the alleged perpetrators were described as specifically targeting Hispanic families for victimization. That's the only reason we mentioned ethnicity at all. Also, the heritage of the alleged perpetrators isn't specified in the sources. While they have traditionally Hispanic names, we felt it was both unwise to make assumptions, and ultimately their ethnicity was irrelevant to the fact that they're accused of a crime -- while we felt the fact that they're accused of targeting a specific group was.
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