South Florida man wanted by FBI in alleged mortgage fraud scheme

FBI says Jaime Jesus Sola Avila has eluded arrest

MIAMI – A South Florida man is wanted by the FBI for his alleged involvement in a multimillion-dollar mortgage fraud scheme that operated between Tampa and Miami.

The FBI said Jaime Jesus Sola Avila is accused of recruiting unqualified buyers to purchase condominiums under fraudulent pretenses. The FBI also alleges that Avila recruited co-conspirators to falsify documents that allowed unqualified buyers to get approved for the mortgages.

A federal arrest warrant for Avila was issued in January, but the FBI said he has evaded arrest. He is charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud and wire fraud.

The FBI said the mortgage fraud scheme operated between Miami, Tampa and Largo in 2007 and 2008.

Avila, who is a felon, most recently lived in Doral and has ties to the Westchester area.

Anyone with information as to Avila's whereabouts is asked to call the FBI office in South Florida at 754-703-2000.

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