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Swingin’ couple steals millions from New York banks, DA says

December 27, 2018 By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Now former New York state Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood. AP Photo/Hans Pennink
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A Brooklyn couple stole millions of dollars from New York banks to buy a cabin to rent out as a swinger’s club and hunting lodge, according to Patch.

Johan Iacono, 46, and Shpresa Gjekovic, 32, have been accused by the state Attorney General’s Office of defrauding more than $1.3 million from banks to buy the cabin, which they later rented out on Airbnb, Patch said. They told guests that the proceeds would go to charity.

Iacono and Gjekovic used fake pay stubs, tax returns and forged cashier’s checks to apply for multiple loans in 2016 and 2017, prosecutors said. They also allegedly used $125,000 in counterfeit checks to buy the cabin in Schoharie County, Patch reported.

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The pair was arraigned on Dec. 20 and 24 on charges of grand larceny, residential mortgage fraud and money laundering. Iacono was held on $350,000 bail, while Gjekovic was held on $150,000 bail and ordered to return to court on Jan. 16.


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