YONKERS, N.Y. -- A Yonkers woman waived her right to indictment and pleaded guilty Thursday, Nov. 13, to one count of wire fraud, according to Deirdre M. Daly, U.S. attorney for the District of Connecticut.
Mariame Robinson-Cowan, 66, worked with a co-conspirator who owned and operated Jalin Realty Capital Advisors, LLC, and American Capital Holdings, LLC, (ACH). Robinson-Cowan would falsely represent herself as a former client of Jalin and her co-conspirator. She would tell potential victims that she received funding for a construction project through Jalin and that the project was completed, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
Officials believe that Robinson-Cowan's co-conspirator was able to bilk more than 20 victims out of more than $3 million in advance fees for loans that were never issued, the U.S attorney said.
Robinson-Cowan will be sentenced on May 205 and faces up to 20 years in prison.
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