Three Napa County business people were indicted this month by a special Napa County Criminal Grand Jury on 70 criminal charges including residential burglary and mortgage securities fraud.
The charges involve six alleged victims and date back to 2010, according to Napa County District Attorney Gary Lieberstein. Of the 70 criminal charges, 69 are felonies.
Lieberstein said Luis Perez Deleon, Mario Lopez Macias and Cynthia Espinoza were charged by the Grand Jury on Wednesday, Oct. 2, after a two-day confidential hearing,
After the Grand Jury’s indictment was presented to Napa County Superior Court Judge Michael Williams, arrest warrants were issued for each defendant at Lieberstein's request.
Macias was charged with 19 felony counts of residential burglary, 20 felony counts of grand theft, 21 felony counts of mortgage securities fraud and one felony count of dissuading a witness. Bail was initially set at $250,000.
Deleon was charged with five felony counts of residential burglary, five felony counts of grand theft and six felony counts of mortgage securities fraud. Bail was initially set at $100,000.
Espinoza was charged with five felony counts of mortgage securities fraud. Bail was initially set at $25,000.
All three defendants appeared in court and were taken into custody. The case is set for Napa County Superior Court this Friday, Oct. 11 at 8:30 a.m. in Department E for defendants to enter a plea or to set a jury trial.
If you believe you may be a victim, or have important information regarding this matter, please call District Attorney Investigator Alicia Jaramillo at (707) 253-4211.