Attorney General Laxalt Announces Guilty Plea of Las Vegas man for Real Estate Scheme

Las Vegas, NV – October 26, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced that Rodney Taylor, 51, of Las Vegas, pleaded guilty to two counts of false representation concerning title, a category “C” felony. Taylor participated in a scheme to claim liens on real estate in Las Vegas by filing false documents. The fraudulent acts were committed between March and September 2012.

In addition to claiming non-existent liens on property, Taylor was also accused of filing false claims of ownership for real estate with the county recorder’s office. After filing these claims, Taylor applied for and received public funds from the Southern Nevada Housing Authority in exchange for renting to Section 8 tenants. The state is seeking restitution of over $45,000 for victimized individuals and state agencies.

“Fraudulent real estate claims have a devastating impact on Nevada families and their homes,” said Laxalt. “Prosecutors in my office will continue to ensure that those who attempt to defraud the public receive justice.”…

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