Real Estate Mogul Faces New Wire Fraud Charges in Austin

In a significant legal development, federal prosecutors in Austin have presented a superseding indictment against Natin Paul, also known as Nate Paul, 36, on four new counts related to wire fraud. This comes in addition to the initial eight counts of false statements to lenders that Paul faced in June 2022. The superseding indictment alleges that Paul engaged in a scheme to falsely represent the use of limited partnership funds, allowing unrestricted access to these assets. The wire fraud charges carry penalties of up to 20 years in prison, while the initial counts could result in a maximum sentence of up to 30 years, each with substantial fines 

The Alleged Wire Fraud Scheme:

Limited Partner Deception: According to court documents, Natin Paul is accused of conspiring to obtain money from limited partners by providing false representations. The superseding indictment alleges that Paul led a scheme where he falsely claimed to isolate partnership assets for the exclusive benefit of the partnership.

Unrestricted Fund Use: The crux of the wire fraud charges lies in the assertion that Paul's deceptive scheme allowed unrestricted use of limited partnership funds, diverting them for purposes beyond the purported exclusive benefit of the partnership.

Legal Ramifications:

Penalties for Wire Fraud Charges: The new wire fraud charges carry a potential sentence of up to 20 years in prison for each count, with fines of $250,000 per count. This adds to the legal jeopardy Paul already faces from the initial eight counts, each carrying a maximum penalty of up to 30 years in prison and a fine of $1 million.

Sentencing Determination: A federal district court judge will ultimately determine Paul's sentence, taking into account the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Investigative Agencies:

FBI and State Securities Board: The investigation into Natin Paul's alleged fraudulent activities is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the State Securities Board.

Prosecution Team:

Legal Representation: The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Robert Almonte, Alan Buie, and Dan Guess, emphasizing the government's commitment to pursuing charges related to financial misconduct.

The superseding indictment against Natin Paul underscores the seriousness of the allegations, with wire fraud charges adding a new dimension to the legal proceedings. As the case unfolds, it will be closely watched to assess the potential impact on the real estate mogul's legal standing and the outcomes of the wire fraud charges in conjunction with the initial counts of false statements to lenders.



DATA SOURCE: Western District of Texas | Natin Paul Now Facing Wire Fraud Charges in Superseding Indictment | United States Department of Justice