Early defendants in Crisp & Cole case sentenced Monday

Two defendants in the Crisp & Cole case were sentenced Monday, according to Lauren Horwood of the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Kevin Sluga was sentenced to 20 months in prison, followed by 36 months supervised release, and was ordered to pay $3, 979,625.93 in restitution. 

He was ordered to self-surrender to begin serving his sentence on October 20.

Leslie Sluga was sentenced to 3 years of probation and ordered to pay $912,556.18 in restitution.

They both pleaded guilty on January 8, 2010.

Kevin Sluga is a Certified Public Accountant who provided corporate tax and accounting services to Crisp & Cole Real Estate and Tower Lending. He prepared tax returns for a Crisp & Cole owner as well as for various Crisp & Cole employees.

Kevin Sluga,65, admitted that from January 2005 to January 2007, he prepared false verification of employment letters that were submitted to lenders in support of applications for mortgage loans, according to Horwood.

Leslie Sluga, 62, admitted that from April 2005 through May 2006, at the direction of one of the owners of Crisp & Cole, she purchased three properties with a total purchase value at the time of approximately $2.5 million, and obtained loans to finance such purchases. In order to obtain the loans, she knowingly made material misstatements and omitted relevant information.

Their daughters, Jennifer Crisp, wife of David Crisp, and Megan Balod were also defendants in this case and were sentenced to 5 and 3 years’ probation respectively.

The sentencing date for Julie Farmer, the only defendant in the case to go trial, has been reset at the defendant’s request to September 22.

There are two remaining defendants to be sentenced. Sneha Mohammadi will be sentenced on September 15, and Jerald Allen Teixeira will be sentenced on February 9, 2015.

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