"Two Leawood women have been sentenced to probation for helping illegal immigrants commit $7.7 million in mortgage fraud through the use of stolen Social Security numbers.
The three were originally charged with 23 counts linked to transactions between 2003 and 2004. Prosecutors also said the women earned $128,000 in fees from the fraudulent loans and $228,000 in real estate commissions.
Johnson County Judge James Franklin Davis asked prosecutors Friday why they approved such a light sentence. Assistant District Attorney Patrick Carney said that because only four of the fraudulent loans went into default, federal officials didn't want to prosecute because of the small amount of losses."
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