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Accused beauty queen scam artist goes on the lam

Friday, March 30, 2012

imageThe pageant bio for 2008 Mrs. Pakistan World beauty queen winner and former South Bay realtor Saman Hasnain describes her as a happily married mother with “almond shaped eyes, flawless skin and full beautiful lips.” But prosecutors are calling her and her husband, Jawad, something else: scam artists.

Add: The Santa Clara County DA’s office has charged them with ripping off 17 people, which the Mercury News’ Tracey Kaplan says may be only a fraction of the 80 to 100 folks they are believed to have defrauded as part of a phony loan modification scheme. Says one alleged victim:
"She was really pretty. She wore a skirt suit, high heels, nylons -- like a real good-looking professional lady."
Add: Prosecuting the couple may be tough, though. They’ve gone to Pakistan, which has no extradition treaty with the U. S.
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