Credit Repair Man For Celebrities Indicted for Allegedly Defrauding Them
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(Newsroom America) — The alleged mastermind behind a credit repair scam whose victims included celebrities has been arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephen Hillman on an indictment unsealed in federal court.
Keith Lawrence Middlebrook, 46, is charged with 15 counts of mail fraud, four counts of use of fraudulent government seals, bankruptcy fraud, and fifteen counts of aggravated identity theft.
As part of the fraudulent scheme, Middlebrook allegedly sought out clients, including professional athletes and celebrities, and promised to raise his clients’ credit scores by working with credit reporting agencies.
In exchange for this service, Middlebrook charged his clients thousands, and sometimes tens of thousands, of dollars, receiving payment before rendering services, in violation of The Credit Repair Organizations Act, the indictment said.
Middlebrook knew he could not legitimately raise his clients’ credit scores. In making his false promises, Middlebrook failed to inform his clients that he was using illegal means, including submitting fraudulent documents which were purported to be from legitimate agencies, such as U.S. Bankruptcy Court, to support erroneous challenges to his clients’ valid debts, according to the indictment.
As part of the scheme, Middlebrook created, and directed others to create, documents purporting to…………… continues on Newsroom America
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