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One-year prison term for Tampa housing official

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  • | 3:25 p.m. May 7, 2013
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TAMPA — Anthony Haynes, former real estate services director for Hillsborough County, was sentenced to one year and one day in prison for a fraudulent mortgage scheme case.

Haynes, 54, of Seffner, pleaded guilty in January to two counts of wire fraud and agreed to a financial judgment of $940,498 according to statements form the U.S. Attorneys office. U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Kovachevich handed down the sentence in federal court Monday.

Haynes, according to the plea agreement, made material misrepresentations in connection with loan applications and closing documents for two personal mortgages. The mortgages were for his purchase of nine land lots located in Tennessee, the U.S. Attorney's office contends, and interstate wires from a federally insured bank funded the mortgages. Haynes was indicted in September for the fraud scheme, which prosecutors say began in late 2006.  


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