Judge Tells Convicted Foreclosure Rescue Scammer To "Take A Hike" In Response To Request For Relief From Sentence
- A man convicted of preying on homeowners facing foreclosure was in prison for slightly more than two weeks before his first chance at early release presented itself. Common Pleas Judge Thomas Marcelain [last week] denied Harry Blausey an opportunity for placement in a state program that could have allowed him to move first to a halfway house or immediately be released on parole, [...].
- Blausey was convicted Nov. 3 of nine counts of grand theft, a fourth-degree felony; 13 counts of securing writings by deception,(1) a fourth-degree felony; and four counts of theft, a fifth-degree felony.(2)
Blausey was sentenced to four and half years in prison.
For more, see Blausey denied entry into early-release program.
For stoty update (1-27-09), see Judge rules Blausey must pay for lawyer.
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(1) Sec. 2913.43(A), Ohio Rev. Code: "No person, by deception, shall cause another to execute any writing that disposes of or encumbers property, or by which a pecuniary obligation is incurred."
(2) According to the story, the state successfully argued Blausey deceived 13 couples and individuals into signing over deeds to their homes on the premise that he would negotiate with their mortgage companies to avoid defaulting on their home debts.