Sparks woman charged in $7 million Ponzi scheme

NEWARK, New Jersey (KOLO) – A Nevada woman has been charged with wire fraud, money laundering and obstruction of justice related to a $7 million advance Ponzi scheme.

Anna Kline, 33, formerly known as Jordana Weber of Sparks, has been charged with two counts of wire fraud, 11 counts of money laundering, four counts of criminal operations and two counts of obstruction to justice.

Court documents allege that Kline owned and operated several front companies from April 2017 to July 2019, purporting to provide loan services to clients, typically small businesses seeking high-volume loans, often in excess of $100 million. dollars.

Kline asked customers to pay up to 5% of the loan amount as a fee before granting them the loan.

After being paid, the court alleges that Kline would give false reasons why the delivery of their loan was delayed.

The court further alleges that the customers would receive forged or fraudulent documents, including bank statements purporting to show that his companies had enough money to provide the promised loans.

The money provided was then used by her and her partner for living and other expenses. These fees were also used to reimburse previous victims.

Her partner, Jason Torres, is charged by complaint, and those charges remain pending.

As KOLO 8 News Now previously reported, Kline was first arrested for obstruction of justice related to the advance program in July 2019.

His wire fraud charge carries a legal maximum of 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $200,000. His money laundering charge carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, while his obstruction of justice charge carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

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