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Mortgage Fraud Fugitive Faces Justice

Law360 (April 10, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A former fugitive who was the subject of a three-year nationwide manhunt pled guilty on Tuesday to six counts of mortgage fraud, identity theft, passport fraud and probation violation.

Matthew Cox now faces a maximum sentence of 54 years in prison and a fine of up to $2 million. However, as part of his plea agreement, prosecutors said they would recommend that he be sentenced at the low end of the applicable guideline range.

“The repeated use by Cox of the stolen identities of minor children,...
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