McFadden-Weaver Co-Defendant Admits Mortgage Fraud

posted on:
August 9, 2007

author:
Staff

Former Kansas City Councilman Saundra McFadden-Weaver will be the lone defendant facing trial next week on mortgage fraud charges.

Her last remaining co-defendant, Emanuel M. Kind, pleaded guilty today and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in the case against her.

Kind, 52, had lived in the Lee's Summit house at the center of the case. He pleaded guilty to single counts of conspiracy and wire fraud. Another defendant, Ricky L. Hamilton, pleaded guilty to similar charges Tuesday and also agreed to cooperate against McFadden-Weaver.

McFadden-Weaver, who lost her re-election bid after her indictment in January, is accused of falsely pledging to live in the Lee's Summit home to obtain money to renovate another home owned by her church.

Court records allege that she, Hamilton and Kind conspired to obtain $405,331 from a lender in Washington. Prosecutors contend that McFadden-Weaver planned to use excess funds from the Lee's Summit home's loan to rehabilitate a home in the 2500 block of Benton Boulevard

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