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Moneta business owner pleads guilty in mortgage fraud scheme

The Roanoke Times

Date: 10/30/2014 8:40:00 PM

From 2006 to 2007, Helbig acted as the majority owner of Genesis Mansions — a construction company focused on building luxury homes near Smith Mountain Lake. Tim Heaphy, U.S. Attorney for the Western District, said Helbig would buy plots and then sell

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Woman Accused Of Running "Ponzi Scheme" Pleads Guilty

ABC 13

Date: 10/30/2014 2:04:00 PM

Lynchburg, VA- A woman accused of running a Ponzi scheme and bilking banks out of millions of dollars involving properties at Smith Mountain Lake, pleaded guilty Thursday in Lynchburg Federal Court. A federal grand jury indicted Susanne Helbig in May on 15

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Roanoke woman pleads guilty in $11M Smith Mountain Lake fraud case


Date: 10/30/2014 1:03:00 PM

A Roanoke woman pled guilty Thursday to causing nearly $11 million in losses to banks and mortgage lenders. Susan Helbig, 50, faces between 51 and 121 months in prison. As part of a plea agreement Helbig must pay $10,620,121 in restitution to the financial

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Times Dispatch

Date: 10/30/2014 8:15:00 AM

His favorite things in life were his wife and family, Smith Mountain Lake, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the Redskins. The family will receive friends 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at Bliley's - Chippenham, 6900 Hull Street Rd., where a celebration of his life service will

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Lake resident goes against AEP

Date: 10/30/2014 7:13:00 AM

The long held implication that Appalachian Power controls Smith Mountain Lake’s shoreline is being challenged by a local dock builder. Longtime resident Bill Nissen is fighting to build a dock on his property without any of the permits required by the

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• River: Roanoke River
• Surface Area: 20,400 Acres
• Shoreline: 500 Miles
• Average Depth: 55 Feet
Smith Mountain Lake is a large reservoir in the Roanoke Region of Virginia[3], located southeast of the City of Roanoke and southwest of Lynchburg. The lake was created in 1963 by the Smith Mountain Dam impounding the Roanoke River. The majority of the south shore of the lake lies in Franklin County while a portion, including access to the dam, lies in Pittsylvania County. The lake has become a popular recreation spot and has also experienced significant development in the last decade.

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