Man arrested again in fraudulent real estate scam

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas City builder is back in federal custody after he allegedly started a fraudulent real estate scheme while still in prison.

U.S. District Court Judge Julie Robinson on Monday revoked the release of 53-year-old F. Jeffrey Miller because he allegedly violated four provisions of his supervised release.

Miller was sentenced to six years in prison in August 2012 for conspiracy to commit bank fraud, money laundering and criminal contempt. He was placed on supervised release in January.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1tyY6m4 ) prosecutors say while Miller was in prison, he persuaded his son to start a new company, Tri-State Holdings. Prosecutors say after his release, Miller used the company to buy abandoned homes in Missouri but did not renovate them as promised before requiring buyers to make payments.

 

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