DALLAS — The owner of a Dallas real estate agency has been suspended after he was found guilty of fraudulently obtaining the home of a tenant, according to a court filing.
The owner of the real estate commission office, John Lee, 38, faces six felony counts of grand theft, three of which are for making false statements to law enforcement authorities, according the Dallas County district attorney’s office.
Lee was arrested on Wednesday on charges of criminal fraud, burglary and tampering with government records, the district attorney said in a news release.
In a statement to ABC News, the real-estate commission said, “Our office stands by all of our employees.
We are confident our staff will cooperate fully in the investigation and will continue to do so.”
A spokesperson for Lee declined to comment on the arrest, saying only, “We can confirm that Mr. Lee has been fired and suspended from the commission.”
Lee is accused of trying to purchase a home on a street in the 200 block of Rosedale Avenue for $1.6 million.
A city spokeswoman said the property has been sold.
The real-tor said the commission never had a license to purchase homes on the street.