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Resource ID: #21986
Subject: Fraud
Source: OC Weekly (Orange County, CA)
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Date: 7-May

Description

OC Weekly's investigative reporter revealed that one city council member in Huntington Beach Californina, Pamela Houchen, converted the four-unit apartment building into four separate condominiums without applying for a city permit. This report sparked an FBI investigation. As a result, Houchen was accused of fraud in 8 illegal condo conversions with 11 counts of mail fraud and 7 counts of wire fraud.

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