- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 26, 2016

DALLAS (AP) - The vice president of a Dallas County non-profit organization that counsels low-income homebuyers on their options has been accused of scamming those homebuyers, defrauding them out of tens of thousands of dollars and costing many their homes.

An indictment returned last week by a federal grand jury and unsealed Wednesday charges Francisco Javier Gonzalez with 21 counts accusing him of mail, wire and bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. The counts relate to his work as vice president of the Dallas County Community Action Committee.

A federal magistrate ordered Gonzalez jailed pending trial. No attorney is listed in court records.

The indictment alleges Gonzalez, in the guise of assisting homeowners with mortgages, falsified paperwork, stole mortgage payments and took large payments with false promises of trying to save their homes.

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