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Ayala Obtains a $202,921 Judgment, Including Attorney’s Fees and Costs, in Civil Theft Lawsuit in Florida.

By February 14, 2020No Comments

Ayala obtained a $202,921 judgment in a lawsuit filed in Circuit Court in Broward County Florida, against a so called real estate “investment advisor” who defrauded Ayala’s Client.

The lawsuit alleged that “[Defendants] . . . held themselves out to be experienced real estate investors and investment advisers able to purchase foreclosures properties at auction, and sell them at large profits.” Under the guise of being experienced investment advisors, the Defendants persuaded the Plaintiffs, an inexperienced Uruguayan woman, to wire funds that they then “knowingly obtained or used . . . with felonious intent, to either temporarily or permanently deprive Plaintiff of her right to or benefit from the property or appropriate the property to Defendants’ own use or the use of any person not entitled to the property.” (Complaint, ¶ 110)

Under the civil theft statute Ayala’s Client was entitled to three times the amount of her damages and attorneys fees.

After nearly two years overcoming the defendant’s litigation antics (including a bogus bankruptcy filing), Ayala was able to prevail in the case and obtain a final judgment.

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