Former Roanoke woman sentenced for SML mortgage fraud

Gavel-Court-LegalLYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) _ A former Roanoke woman has been sentenced to eight years in prison for operating a Smith Mountain Lake mortgage fraud scheme. Susanne Helbig, who now lives in Georgia, also was ordered to repay $10.5 million to the banks she defrauded and pay nearly $180,000 to the Internal Revenue Service. The 50-year-old Helbig pleaded to one count of mortgage fraud conspiracy and one count of tax fraud in October. She was sentenced Friday in U.S. District  Court in Lynchburg. According to the indictment, Helbig and others submitted false and fraudulent mortgage loan applications and settlement statements in the name of straw purchasers. Helbig kept the loan proceeds for her own purposes.

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3rd floor balcony at Taubman opening to the public

Taubman-ImageStarting on Monday during regular business hours the outdoor balcony on the Taubman Museum’s third floor will be open to the public … as WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports:

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Ice for hockey leagues in short supply locally

Berglund Center logoWe are still in the grip of winter so you might assume some are still playing hockey in the Roanoke Valley … but that hasn’t been the case for a month – the ice left town at the end of January … more from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:

 

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With closure looming, postal workers hold out hope Roanoke processing center can remain open

US Postal ServiceThe union representing workers at Roanoke’s mail processing facility continue to hold out hope it can remain open past July, but as things stand, all first-class mail to and from Roanoke will head through Greensboro by late summer. Roanoke processing employees got the official timetable this week, as WFIR’s Evan Jones reports.

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