Defendant Pleads Guilty in Real Estate Fraud Case

Ohio Man Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud, Real Estate Fraud, and Other Charges

fraudA former Ohio resident has pleaded guilty to 30 federal charges, including wire fraud and real estate fraud, and has agreed to forfeit $10 million.

Haider Zafar was accused of 135 counts in his indictment of wire fraud, real estate fraud, and tax evasion. Allegedly, between 2008 and 2010, he swindled a Washington DC businessman out of $10 million. He also allegedly cheated some players for the Miami Heat out of millions of dollars.

A witness at Zafar’s trial in August testified that Zafar had defrauded some Miami Heat players, including former forward Mike Miller, and other Florida residents out of $8 million.

A criminal complaint against Zafar, who is a native of Pakistan and legal US resident, alleged that Zafar used questionable documents to solicit funds from a real estate venture in Pakistan. The victim, businessman Patwinder Sidhu, was reportedly told by Zafar that they could buy land in Pakistan and later sell it to the country’s government for a profit. Zafar claimed that his uncle was Pakistan’s defense minister, and would help green-light the real estate venture.

Prosecutors allege that Zafar used his fraudulent millions to lead an opulent lifestyle, and the indictment cited several luxury cars, diamonds, watches, and other expensive luxury items.

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  • a computer crime
  • mail fraud, wire fraud, or bank fraud,
  • a RICO violation
  • a drug crime,
  • tax fraud
  • making a false statement to a federal agent,

or any other Federal charge, you are likely facing a personal, family, social, business, and/or financial crisis unlike any you have ever faced before.

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The Strom Law Firm Defends Federal Wire Fraud, Real Estate Fraud, and RICO Violations Charges

Being arrested or investigated for federal criminal charges, from wire fraud and bank fraud to RICO violations, can be very stressful. However, just because you are under a great deal of pressure does not mean that you are automatically guilty, or that you have no rights in court. For experienced federal criminal charges defense attorneys who will fight for your rights and work to have your charges reduced or even dismissed, contact the attorneys at the Strom Law Firm, today. We offer free, confidential consultations so that you can discuss the facts of your case with impunity, in a safe environment. Do not hesitate to contact us. 803.252.4800.

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