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Three Cuyahoga County co-defendants sentenced to federal prison for North Carolina real estate scam


A federal judge Wednesday sentenced Camille Harris, Kenneth Embry and Deon Levy to prison for conspiracy charges involving a $1.4 million North Carolina real estate scam.


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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A federal judge today sentenced three people from Cuyahoga County to prison for conspiracy charges involving a $1.4 million North Carolina real estate scam. Camille Harris, 42, of Cleveland, Kenneth Embry, 56, of Lyndhurst, and Deon Levy, 43, of Bedford, were charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. U.SDistrict Court Judge Patricia Anne Gaughan sentenced Embry to more than four years in prison, Levy to more than five years, and Harris to nearly four yearsIn addition, all three must pay restitution totaling nearly $540,000. The defendants were convicted of being affiliated with a Cleveland-based general contracting company, Ameribuild Management CoHarris was president, Embry was chief financial officer, and Levy was director of operations from May 2007 through February 2008. The trio filed false mortgage loan applications and other documents related to the North Carolina property, and used fictitious invoices as a means to extract money, prosecutors saidThe defendants misrepresented their personal and company finances, tax returns, and construction work claimed but not performed, according to prosecutors. The case was investigated by the FBI and the IRS, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.SAttorney Robert Patton. 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