Crime & Courts

Victoria Sprouse sentenced to 6 years in mortgage fraud case

Former Charlotte real estate lawyer Victoria Sprouse, convicted in 2009 in one of the largest mortgage fraud cases in Mecklenburg’s history, was sentenced on Tuesday to more than six years in prison.

Sprouse was convicted in April 2009 on 18 charges, including bank fraud, money laundering and conspiracy charges.

She and her co-conspirators were accused of reaping millions from schemes involving more than $15 million in fraudulent loans.

“While we always hate when our clients serve any active jail time, we are pleased that the sentence was over 20 years lower than what the federal government was seeking,” Pete Anderson, Sprouse’s attorney, said.