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2 Plano men sentenced in North Texas bank fraud case

DALLAS (AP) — Two more North Texas residents have been sentenced to federal prison in a bank loan fraud scam that started in 2007.

Prosecutors in Dallas say 43-year-old Vathany Teng has been sentenced to 27 months in prison and must repay $4.2 million. Investigators say 55-year-old Lina Ma must serve 18 months behind bars and pay $2.1 million in restitution.

Both Plano residents pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud.

A judge in Dallas in February sentenced attorney Jerry Goh to seven months in prison and ordered repayment of $2.1 million. Goh, who pleaded guilty to misprision of a felony, acted as an escrow officer for the fraudulent transfer of funds.

 

Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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