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Real Estate Fraud Ring Broken Up in Brownsville Texas

Group Caught in Real Estate Fraud
Group Caught in Real Estate Fraud

In realtor news, a Cameron County Texas real estate scam that defrauded its victims out of more than $400,000 from 2013 to the present has finally been exposed and dismantled.

Operation Surreal Estate
When fraud victims went to the Cameron County District Attorney seeking help, “Operation Surreal Estate,” was launched. It lasted several months of 2015, unveiling a crime ring led by 27-year-old Brownsville man Allan Ramirez Rodriguez.

The Scam?
The investigation uncovered Rodriguez’s attempts to convince buyers to purchase or invest in properties, providing false deeds for properties never owned by himself or his accomplices. The group even went so far as to attend public auctions in an effort to appear legitimate.

Oceans 7
According to realtor news, Rodriguez and several accomplices were arrested and charged, while two others remain on the wanted list:

  • Allan Ramirez Rodriguez, 27, Brownsville
    Wanted for three counts of theft of property, three counts of engaging in organized criminal activity, and secure execution document by deception.
  • Yolanda Rodriguez Ramirez, 59, Brownsville
    Facing charges of engaging in organized criminal activity.
  • Melissa Rangel Ramirez, 27, Brownsville
    Facing charges of theft of property and engaging in organized criminal activity.
  • Sergio Alberto Alcocer, 35, Olmito
    Facing charges of two counts of theft of property and two counts of engaging in organized criminal activity.
  • Jesus Edward Ibarra, 29, Brownsville
    In federal custody, facing charges of theft of property, engaging in organized criminal activity and impersonating a public servant.
  • On the “Wanted List”:
    • Rene Ramirez, 57, Harlingen
      Wanted for engaging in organized criminal activity.
    • Luis Fernando Blanco, 22, Brownsville
      Wanted for theft of property, two counts of engaging in organized criminal activity and secure execution document by deception.

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