Update: Rebecca Hauck Pleads Guilty to Real Estate Fraud Charges
The better half of real estate fraud’s ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ team plead guilty this past Monday to criminal charges related to bank fraud, wire fraud, interstate transportation of fraud proceeds, identity theft, money laundering and conspiracy in connection with a real estate fraud scam that spanned five states. Rebecca Hauck–whose known aliases included Grace Hudson, Therese Knight, Donna Martin, Michielle Joseph, and Rebecca Hickey–is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia, Timothy C. Batten Sr., in late July. Hauck’s co-conspirator and co-defendant, Matthew Cox, remains at large and still on the U.S. Secret Service ‘Most Wanted’ list.
In August of 2004, arrest warrants were issued in Georgia for Hauck and Cox for conspiracy, stolen identification documents, mail and wire fraud, money laundering and social security number fraud. Cox has used elaborate schemes to avoid capture, including obtaining state-issued and counterfeit driver’s licenses. According to the Secret Service, he has not used his real name since 2003. If you’re unfamiliar with Hauck and Cox and their string of real estate scams, click here for a detailed recap.
According to Hauck’s Plea Agreement, while she now faces up to 35 years in prison and $1,250,100 in fines, the U.S. Attorney handling the case, David E. Nahmias, has recommended that Hauck be sentenced at the ‘low end’ of the acceptable range, which suggests to me that Rebecca is being extremely cooperative with investigators.