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Has woman been tried in bank fraud case involving unsuspecting immigrants?

Q: Was Gabriela Carter ever brought to trial for bank fraud?

Ron, Sacramento

A: Gabriela Carter of Sacramento was indicted by a federal grand jury in February 2015.

She was charged with eight counts of bank fraud for allegedly submitting fraudulent loan applications for clients, many of whom did not speak English.

Carter is scheduled for a trial confirmation hearing on Dec. 1, and her trial is set for Jan. 23 in Sacramento, according to federal court records available online.

During 2007 and 2008, Carter is alleged to have repeatedly submitted fraudulent loan applications to federally insured financial institutions to obtain real estate loans that her clients were not entitled to receive, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office news release. She is accused of falsely representing her clients’ income, and generating false W-2 forms and pay stubs for various shell companies that did not employ her clients.

Many of Carter’s clients were low-income immigrants, who did not speak English and were not aware of the false representations, according to federal authorities.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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