MBGN ex-queen Sandra Petgrave, husband jailed in U.S. for $5.8m fraud
MOST Beautiful Girl In Nigeria 1992, Sandra Petgrave and her husband, George Chukwuka, have been sentenced to jail in the United States (US) for their roles in a $5.8 million mortgage fraud that spanned five years. Sandra and Chiedu have six children together.
Investigations by FBI showed that Chiedu led the fraud ring that operated from 2006 to 2011. Sandra was sentenced to one and a half years imprisonment while her husband was sentenced to nine years in jail. Below is how FBI reported their sentencing..
“Chiedu “George” Chukwuka has been sentenced in connection with his lead role in a mortgage fraud ring that spanned five years and caused millions in losses.
Chukwuka, along with his co-defendants and other co-conspirators, engaged in a massive property-flipping scheme resulting in over $5.8 million in actual losses to financial institutions between 2006 and 2011.
“At the height of the recent mortgage-fraud crisis, this property-flipping scheme caused scores of homes to fall into foreclosure, costing financial institutions millions of dollars in losses,” said U.S. Attorney John Horn. “Many communities in our district have been decimated by mortgage fraud during the last 15 years and even now struggle to recover from the effects of these schemes.”
“The sentencing of Mr. Chukwuka brings to a close a lengthy investigation and prosecution of a criminal enterprise that targeted the banking industry through their prolific mortgage fraud schemes. Mr. Chukwuka, considered by law enforcement and prosecution to be head of this enterprise, caused extensive damage with high loss amounts to those victim banks involved. The FBI is pleased with the role it played in bringing about this sentencing to federal prison of Mr. Chukwuka as well as the previous sentencings of his co-defendants in this matter,” said J. Britt Johnson, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Atlanta Field Office.