A man was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison after he used fake names and companies to defraud banks out of $6 million while building homes in Austin he knew he would never complete.
Robert Andrew Perkins, 54, created at least 20 different identities, falsifying his income and inflating the worth of his assets, to induce major financial institutions in Texas to grant him loans as far back as 2007, authorities said. He claimed he wanted the money to build homes he would be living in, but in fact he meant to sell them, according to records filed in federal court.
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