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NEW YORK.- The Dominican Josie Almonte will spend at least 7 years in prison starting March 24, for swindling her compatriots in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx out of thousands of dollars, District Attorney District Cyrus R. Vance Jr announced Monday.

She faces as many as 10 years in prison and the return of the scammed money, estimated at $50,000 dollars.

Almonte, 33, swindled 16 victims in a real estate scam and according to the file, preyed on vulnerable people in need of apartments and houses through the Federal Government’s housing program.

The convict took the money on promises of helping her victims secure a governmental subsidized residence, Vance said, calling Almonte the type of criminals who take advantage of needy people with different scams.

She was found guilty of the pyramid swindle last week on 28 counts of fraud, grand theft in the first degree, among other crimes, posing as a real estate “agent.”

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29 comment(s)
Written by: bernies, 14 Mar 2011 11:48 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Juan Dolio
what a shame she should be sentence to more years in prison for this.
Written by: WalterPolo, 14 Mar 2011 11:50 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Puerto Plata
Well, she'll do 7, nor 3 1/2 like here.

Also she won't have the key to the back door.
Written by: charliebrown123, 14 Mar 2011 12:00 PM
From: United States
agreed damn this is a shame especially to vulnerable people ! in the stage we are in now money is necessary but to this extent to "rob" from those who need it the most
Written by: RobertoJose, 14 Mar 2011 12:01 PM
From: United States, FREEPORT, Long Island......blues, stripe bass and now doormats
"She was found guilty of the pyramid swindle last week on 28 counts of fraud, grand theft in the first degree, among other crimes, posing as a real estate “agent.”

Leo should be facing the same and should be sent to Europe to serve time for swindling 200 Europeans in almost the same fashion as the bleached bimbo
Written by: gmiller261, 14 Mar 2011 12:02 PM
From: United States

LF, you empty clueless suit.

Take note. This is how it is done.

Someone (ANYONE) who breaks the law pays.

They do not get ‘fired’ and then moved to another position where they can continue to steal.

They go to trail and if found guilty, they go to jail.

DO YOU UNDERTSTAND!
Written by: matador, 14 Mar 2011 12:14 PM
From: United States, www.brugal-ron.com/home.php
Cojelo ahi" por Corrupta, Give her 10 more year de propina.
Written by: hbzeno, 14 Mar 2011 12:19 PM
From: United States
Hopefully she is on the repatriation list back to the Dominican Republic after the 7 years.
Written by: RobertoJose, 14 Mar 2011 12:30 PM
From: United States, FREEPORT, Long Island......blues, stripe bass and now doormats
"She was found guilty of the pyramid swindle last week on 28 counts of fraud, grand theft in the first degree, among other crimes, posing as a real estate “agent.”

Leo should be facing the same and should be sent to Europe to serve time for swindling 200 Europeans in almost the same fashion as the bleached bimbo
Written by: RobertoJose, 14 Mar 2011 12:30 PM
From: United States, FREEPORT, Long Island......blues, stripe bass and now doormats
"She was found guilty of the pyramid swindle last week on 28 counts of fraud, grand theft in the first degree, among other crimes, posing as a real estate “agent.”

Leo should be facing the same and should be sent to Europe to serve time for swindling 200 Europeans in almost the same fashion as the bleached bimbo
Written by: RobertoJose, 14 Mar 2011 12:30 PM
From: United States, FREEPORT, Long Island......blues, stripe bass and now doormats
"She was found guilty of the pyramid swindle last week on 28 counts of fraud, grand theft in the first degree, among other crimes, posing as a real estate “agent.”

Leo should be facing the same and should be sent to Europe to serve time for swindling 200 Europeans in almost the same fashion as the bleached bimbo
Written by: RobertoJose, 14 Mar 2011 12:30 PM
From: United States, FREEPORT, Long Island......blues, stripe bass and now doormats
"She was found guilty of the pyramid swindle last week on 28 counts of fraud, grand theft in the first degree, among other crimes, posing as a real estate “agent.”

Leo should be facing the same and should be sent to Europe to serve time for swindling 200 Europeans in almost the same fashion as the bleached bimbo
Written by: RobertoJose, 14 Mar 2011 12:31 PM
From: United States, FREEPORT, Long Island......blues, stripe bass and now doormats
OKAY,
Get to work, don't forget to double up on the NEGATIVE ratings. SLAVES!!!!
Written by: hellborn25, 14 Mar 2011 12:33 PM
From: United States, New Jersey Home of the brave.
good I hope she rots in jail i hate people like this they preyed on the weak who seek for help and take the money and run
Written by: gmiller261, 14 Mar 2011 12:41 PM
From: United States

You f...en minus morons are clueless, like your fake President.

When you get corruption out of society it is a much leveler playing field, not just for the rich.

Losers.
Written by: gmiller261, 14 Mar 2011 12:48 PM
From: United States

F...en mindless sheep.

No real opinion of your own, just what someone else tells you to think?

Then they will continue to rape you. Good luck.

Written by: martin, 14 Mar 2011 12:53 PM
From: United States, boston to S.P.M 23
Roberto j getting worse than Danny writing back2back
Written by: RobertoJose, 14 Mar 2011 1:27 PM
From: United States, FREEPORT, Long Island......blues, stripe bass and now doormats
Its purposely done, so that they can earn what they get payed for and thats to sit behind a monitor and minus all personal opinions to death w/o providing input of there own.
Written by: Yucahu, 14 Mar 2011 1:48 PM
From: United States, Miami
How could she think that she wasnt going to get caught? tan pendeja.
Written by: Perez, 14 Mar 2011 2:38 PM
From: Dominican Republic
Good for her!!! Justice shall be served unlike in DR!
Written by: curlando, 14 Mar 2011 3:06 PM
From: United States, Bronx
Bye Blondie.
Written by: DRDominicanNYC, 14 Mar 2011 5:04 PM
From: United States
This girl is innocent I am from the same area as the so called victims and they are not poor many of them was looking for a cheap deal and got their money back but to get their public assistant approved they all said this girl lied to them and took their money. How can 1 person in less than six month process and steal so much money from more than 16 people with no office no computer and she doesn’t even drive and all by herself?... Sounds next to impossible to me... There is more to this story but politicians love to create big deal and examples of the weak to gain votes. People who write dumb comments on this site should read on the case before making opinions this is someone’s daughter and a mother and a fellow Dominican too. Just because she is attractive doesn’t mean she has money or the skills to do this type of crime like the DA is putting out there.
Written by: Rainman, 14 Mar 2011 8:45 PM
From: United States
ok so she steals 50k and gets 10 years yet the promoters of subprime mortgages who allow people to get loans they were not qualified for and could never paid those are never prosecuted, and the banks that basically took the investors for a ride get 8 billion in government bail out .
Written by: dreadlocks, 15 Mar 2011 7:46 AM
From: United States
trying to beat desperate people out of monkey money...what else is new? my buddy went to a lawyer in the DR with a pressing problem, which had a time deadline. the lawyer beat him out of 2500 pesos, and caused the deadline to elapse, losing the guy the chance to recoup over 100,000 pesos. so, it does not amaze me when i see these guys getting into elaborate schemes, to beat rubes out of a few grand. they brought the skills with them
Written by: Grosero, 15 Mar 2011 11:25 AM
From: United States
why should I have to pay to lock her up for seven years in prison because she swindled her compatriots .

My tax dollars support this b*tch....Shoot the b*tch

TODAY
Written by: danny00, 15 Mar 2011 3:42 PM
From: United States, JPMORGAN INC. STOCK BROKER HO HO HO
mr. martin worries about how many times i write. WHY?HE DOES NOT HAVE MUCH OF A COMMENT ABOUT THIS REAL ESTATE LADY DOES HE?

posing as a real estate “agent.
POSING AS A REAL ESTATE PERSON, POSING AS A DOCTOR, POSING AS LIKE PRESIDENT LEO AS A PRESIDENT,
DOES ANYONE NOT POSE AND ARE THE REAL THING?”

Written by: danny00, 15 Mar 2011 3:46 PM
From: United States, JPMORGAN INC. STOCK BROKER HO HO HO
as i said many times on this site, one needs to be very careful buying any real estate, if in new york or the dr.
as i said this was the giggest business in the dr for many years, i would guess now that it plays second fiddle to the drug trade.

she did not have a care in the world about doing this fraud in the states just think what she whould have dome if these sales where in santiago domingo.?

lots of pinheads i would say.
Written by: danny00, 15 Mar 2011 3:52 PM
From: United States, JPMORGAN INC. STOCK BROKER HO HO HO
Written by: Rainman, 14 Mar 2011 8:45 PM
From: United States
ok so she steals 50k and gets 10 years yet the promoters of subprime mortgages who allow people to get loans they were not qualified for and could never paid those are never prosecuted, and the banks that basically took the investors for a ride get 8 billion in government bail out

OK! SO LET HER GO LET THE WORLD RUN WILD THATS A BETTER WAY TO GO
WHO SAID THEY WHERE NEVER PROSECUTED? MANY ARE IN JAIL AND MANY ARE FACING BIG TIME BEHIND BARS.
THE F.B.I. JUST ARRESTED 14 POLICE OFFICERS UNDER THESE CHARGES AND THEY ARE FACING LONG JAIL TERMS. ALL HAVE LOST THEIR JOBS AS OF NOW.

ALSO THE FOOLS THAT LIED TO GET THEIR BANK LOANS WHERE THE FOOLS AND CROOKS YOUR NOT SUPPOSED TO LIE WHEN GOING FOR A LOAN ARE U? MANY BOUGHT HOMES THEY WOULD NOT AFFORD TO BUY MANY BOUGHT 2ND. HOMES. GUY MAKES $400 A WEEK TAKING ON A MORTAGE OF $2,000 A MONTH . THAT WAS THE CRIME NOT THE BANKS AS U STATE
Written by: danny00, 15 Mar 2011 3:58 PM
From: United States, JPMORGAN INC. STOCK BROKER HO HO HO
Written by: DRDominicanNYC, 14 Mar 2011 5:04 PM
From: United States
This girl is innocent I am from the same area as the so called victims and they are not poor many of them was looking for a cheap deal and got their money back but to get their public assistant approved they all said this girl lied to them and took their money. How can 1 person in less than six month process and steal so much money from more than 16 people with no office no computer and she doesn’t even drive and all by herself
NOW THIS IS GOOD THINKING..
THE DA HAD NOTHING ELSE TO DO THE OTHER DAY AND SAID LETS TARGET THIS LADY!
THEIR ARE NO VICTIMS AS U SAY. OK! THEN ALL IS WELL
IF I WAS U I MOVED BACK TO SANTO DOMINGO AND GET OUT OF NEW YORK WHERE THINGS LIKE THIS HAPPEN
OH! MY GOD U CANT WIN ON THIS SITE CAN U?
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