Former Lighthouse Financial executive Sheldon Harmon sentenced to 48 months

canstockphoto1683038 justice corporate crime  ( – By September 2008, Sheldon Harmon’s mortgage brokerage, Lighthouse Financial Group, had emerged as a Northwest epicenter of mortgage fraud. Several of his former employees had been indicted or were under investigation.


With Lighthouse in a death spiral, Harmon needed cash. He convinced Umpqua Bank to refinance his downtown Vancouver office building. Harmon took $1.3 million out of the deal. After Umpqua agreed to refinance, Harmon quickly defaulted on the loan. The bank claims it lost $2.2 million.

Harmon was sentenced to 48 months in prison Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Portland. He had pleaded guilty in May to charges of bank fraud, making a false statement to a bank and money laundering.

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