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Friday
Oct292010

Mexico Deports Ohio Fraudster

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Mexican authorities this week deported an Ohio woman convicted in Columbus in a $1.9 billion corporate fraud case that involved wire fraud and securities fraud.  Rebecca Parrett had been living at a central Mexican resort town for more than 2 years after her 2008 conviction.

Married six times, Parrett left behind her sixth husband, her son from her first marriage and grandchildren. Her husband, Gary Green, and son, Robert Parrett, could not be reached for comment. 

Parratt was the only person to flee her conviction despite being a co-defendant with her former husband, Donald Ayers, and several other executives of a company she co-founded, National Century Financial Enterprises, in Columbus. National Century was supposed to pay medical companies for future insurance bills and claims to be re-sold as bonds.  That didn't happen and authorities say it evolved into a massive Ponzi-like scheme.

Parrett claimed she never did any of the things she was convicted of. 

On Wednesday, Parrett waived her right to a detention hearing. The judge ordered that Parrett be detained and transferred back to Columbus.

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