Tucson investor sued for consumer fraud

Posted at 11:12 AM, Feb 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-27 13:12:36-05

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has filed a lawsuit against a Tucson real estate investor who had promised to help homeowners ward off foreclosure.

The Attorney General's Office said Friday that the state is asking that Sonia Hodgin and her business reimburse defrauded consumers, cover attorney's fees and pay up to $10,000 in civil penalties.

The lawsuit accuses Hodgin's company of misrepresenting its services.

The company allegedly told homeowners it would assume their monthly mortgage payments on an existing loan obligation in exchange for a property deed.

Brnovich says the defendants failed to make payments, leading to a property's foreclosure.

Hodgin & Co is also accused of accepting payments from buyers of these properties.

Hodgin did not immediately return messages left at phone numbers listed under her name.