Former City of Miami Assistant Fire Chief Sentenced

Arthur participated in a mortgage fraud scheme.

A former City of Miami assistant fire chief was sentenced Friday in ffor her participation in a mortgage fraud scheme, prosecutors said.
Veldora Arthur was sentenced to 57 months in prison and three years supervised release. She was found guilty of charges to commit wire and mail fraud, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Authorities say Arthur submitted loan documents with false information so that she could qualify to purchase two units at Hidden Bay Condominium Complex in Aventura in 2006. Some of the documents were faxed during hours while she was working for the City of Miami Fire Department, prosecutors said.
Arthur reportedly received $317,000 in one month for her participation. Authorities estimate that the total losses to the lenders were $2.5 million.
Neil Fagan and Pamela Johnson, who also had roles in the scheme, were sentenced prior to Arthur to 90 months and 57 months respectively, authorities said.

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