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Bank Officers Charged with SBA Loan Fraud

Financial institution officers and a bank consumer had been charged inside the Chicago area Tuesday with fraud for submitting a false loan application to the SBA (SBA) for nearly $4 million.

James Graber and Kristin King, along side Ryan Cole of Garland, Texas, were charged by a federal grand jury in Rockford with wire fraud in reference to a mortgage application made to the SBA.

Authorities charged Cole with counts of making false statements to the SBA on a loan application, Graber and King have been each charged with one be count.
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The case centers around SunLee Development, which owned a industrial building at 4001 North Perryville Rd., in Loves Park, Illinois. SunLee acquired three loans totaling greater than $3 million at a nearby financial institution in which Graber, 57, was employed as a vice president and King, forty four, was also employed as a VP and government guaranteed lending specialist. Cole, 45, and a member of SunLee, guaranteed the three loans and therefore was liable in the event of default.

SunLee fell behind on its loan because of tenants at 4001 North Perryville failure to pay rent. The indictment alleges that Cole helped tenants at 4001 North Perryville to apply for an SBA guaranteed loan and to purchase the building from SunLee. The tenants and Cole are known as the Perryville Investment Group.

The indictment states that in March of 2012, Cole, Graber and King submitted a $3.98 million loan application to the SBA for the Perryville Investment Group that contained false statements and hid material statistics. The Perryville Investment Group subsequently defaulted on the SBA loan.

Each count of wire fraud, making false statements and concealing material facts to the SBA comes with a maximum penalty of up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $1 million.

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