Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that Erin Davis, former sales manager for the now defunct Buy-A-Home real estate brokerage business, was sentenced today in Manhattan federal court to 24 months in prison for participating in a multi-million dollar mortgage fraud scheme. DAVIS and Buy-A-Home’s owner, Mitchell Cohen, were indicted in July 2012. DAVIS pled guilty in January 2013 to one count of conspiracy to commit mail, wire and bank fraud, and was sentenced today before U.S. District Judge Denise L. Cote.
Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara stated: “At the ground level of the mortgage crisis were people like Erin Davis, a top manager at Buy-A-Home, who orchestrated falsehoods and moved money around to generate millions of dollars of fraudulently obtained mortgages. This Office remains committed to using every legal means available to hold to account those who helped contribute to the home mortgage crisis and to FHA’s dire financial straits.”