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August 6, 2014

Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to man arrested five years ago on fraud charges?

What happened with Leonid Yakovlev? He was arrested on suspicion of multiple counts of loan fraud five years ago.

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What happened with Leonid Yakovlev ? He was arrested on suspicion of multiple counts of loan fraud five years ago.

– Allen, Orangevale

Leonid Yakovlev, 42, of Antelope remains in Sacramento County Jail, facing charges in both state and federal courts.

In a Sacramento Superior Court case, filed in February 2009, he is charged with 15 felony counts of obtaining money by false pretenses.

In February 2012, he was indicted by a federal grand jury in Sacramento on charges of wire fraud and money laundering.

The 11-count federal indictment alleges that Yakovlev, through his corporation 24 Hour Corp., fraudulently charged more that 20,000 American Express cards in small amounts 40,000 times. He is accused of using some of the money to purchase a residence in Sacramento, resulting in a money laundering charge.

According to online court records, Yakovlev is scheduled for a trial readiness conference in Sacramento Superior Court on Sept. 5. A status conference in the federal case is set for Sept. 8.

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