FORT MYERS, Fla.- United States Attorney Robert E. O'Neill announces that John E. Evans, III, 31, of Fort Myers, pled guilty to one count of wire fraud. Evans faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in federal prison.
According to the plea agreement, as part of a scheme to defraud, Evans had a fraudulent Uniform Residential Loan Application prepared in his name for a mortgage on a real property located in Cape Coral, Florida. His loan application contained false representations concerning his monthly income, his assets, and the amount of the deposit he was making on the property. On or about February 29, 2008, in Lee County, Florida, Evans further executed the scheme to defraud by having $616,250.00 wire transferred from GBC Funding, in the State of Georgia, to an account at SunTrust Bank, in the name of Oxford Title and Escrow, Inc., (Cape Coral, Florida).
This case was investigated by Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigations, the United States Secret Service, and Federal Bureau of Investigation. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Yolande G. Viacava.