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Montecito investor gets sentencing date as ex-wife seeks bankruptcy

By   /  Friday, October 25th, 2013  /  Banking & Finance, Law, Real Estate, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Montecito investor gets sentencing date as ex-wife seeks bankruptcy

David Prenatt, the Montecito real estate investor who took in $18 million from more than a dozen people and then used the cash to support what a bankruptcy trustee called “lavish spending habits,” is headed for a sentencing in federal criminal court on Dec. 9.

Prenatt struck a deal with federal prosecutors this summer and pleaded guilty to giving false loan application information to Lompoc-based CoastHills Federal Credit Union. Prenatt’s creditors forced him into an involuntary bankruptcy proceeding in 2009. Earlier this fall, his former wife Maria Prenatt filed for personal bankruptcy claiming $27.1 million in debts.

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