DA Files New Charges Against Ex-Attorney
DA Files New Charges Against Ex-Attorney
by Contributing Editor
A former attorney — who was convicted of charges stemming from the theft of insurance proceeds meant for two young men who wound up being shot to death in Inglewood — was jailed Friday on $1.61 million bail in connection with a new real estate fraud case that has been filed against her.
Angela Fawn Wallace, who was charged in two other real estate fraud cases within just over a year, had been free on bond when she was arrested Tuesday by detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Bunco/Forgery Division.
The latest case charges the 58-year-old West Hills woman with 68 felony counts, including identity theft, forgery relating to identity theft, grand theft, money laundering, procuring and offering false or forged instrument and counterfeit seal, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
She pleaded not guilty earlier this week.
Co-defendants Charlesetta Brown, 68, and David Jayson Greene, 44, both of Los Angeles, are charged with 54 felony counts.
The three are accused of creating fraudulent deeds in 2015 and 2016 to illegally take out a loan against a Los Angeles home and later sell it, according to Deputy District Attorney Walter Mueller.
Wallace also allegedly created false deeds for two other Los Angeles residential properties in 2015 and then in 2018 allegedly illegally signed deeds of trust on the residences as collateral for bail in one of her two pending fraud cases, in which she is facing 162 other felony counts, according to the prosecutor.
Wallace also is accused of befriending elderly homeowners and locating residential properties that had been owned by people who had died and then falsifying documents to get her name placed on the buildings’ titles between June 2014 and August 2018, according to the prosecutor.
That alleged scheme targeted six properties in Los Angeles County and affected two dozen victims, including property owners, estates, trusts, investment companies, property management companies and notaries, who lost a combined $2.4 million, according to the prosecutor.
She is also accused of stealing $800,000 from an elderly victim’s stock portfolio and other accounts.
Wallace is due back in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom for a bail review hearing on the newest case next Wednesday, when a date is scheduled to be set for a hearing to determine if there is enough evidence to require her to stand trial on the other two pending cases.
Wallace was convicted in December 2002 of grand theft of personal property, forgery and perjury involving a $380,000 life insurance policy that was owed to Howard Byrdsong, 20, and his brother, Jontrae, 18, after their mother, police officer Shiree Arrant, died of natural causes.
The two brothers were killed in June 2001 by a man dressed as a postal worker, who knocked on the door of the Inglewood home where they were staying after their mother’s death.
Timothy Mack — who was tried with Wallace and convicted of grand theft and perjury — was subsequently charged in July 2005 with orchestrating the killings of the Byrdsong brothers, along with the April 2000 revenge murder of Norman Fields in a Los Angeles shopping center parking lot in a crime that authorities said was not connected to the Byrdsong slayings.
All three killings were carried out by Waymond Jackson, who at the time was the boyfriend of one of Mack’s nieces, Deputy District Attorney Ron Goudy said earlier. Jackson was shot to death in October 2001, but police did not know if his killing was connected to the three homicides, according to Goudy.
Mack, who lived in Marina del Rey, wanted the brothers dead because Howard Byrdsong went to the District Attorney’s Office to report the theft, Goudy said.
Mack was convicted in March 2006 of the three killings and was sentenced the following month to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
After Wallace was convicted and sentenced to state prison on the theft case involving the Byrdsong brothers, she was subsequently convicted in three other cases on charges including grand theft, conspiracy to commit a crime and subornation of perjury, according to a criminal complaint filed last year.`
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