American Detroit Housing Scam Fugitive Arrested in Bangkok

by Admin on March 12, 2015

On Monday, Thai police arrested an American charged with involvement in a telemarketing scam selling Detroit property that conned nearly 300 victims out of $20 million, reports Samui Times.

A request issued by the U.S. embassy in Bangkok lead to Joseph Arsenault’s arrest, according to Reuters.

Arsenault was charged in November 2014 of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud along with 15 other people.

Chaninat and Leeds’ team of criminal defense lawyers and criminal prosecution lawyers specialize in Thailand fraud law cases.

The telemarketing scam gang made unsolicited calls persuading people to buy Detroit property at knockdown prices under the con that buying and flipping the homes was profitable.

“Thousands of homes were left to fall into decay as a result of these individuals using Detroit real estate as a commodity to accomplish their fraud,” said United States Attorney Barbara L. McQuade, as quoted by Samui Times.

Police Major General Warawut Thaweechaiyagarn said Arsenault would be extradited back to the United States “in the very near future.”

Read the full story here and here.

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