Mesa real estate agent heads to prison for short sale that netted his parents a profit
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A Mesa real estate agent has been found guilty of fraud and theft from a short-sale deal that netted his parents a hefty profit.
James Thorton, formerly with Desert Sunrise Realty, is facing three to more than 12 years in prison for defrauding two banks in a home sale at the end of the real estate crash, according to the Arizona Attorney General's Office.
In 2012, Thornton had the listing on a Mesa home that... read more
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