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Laurie DeWitt/The Gazette
Silver Spring resident Bonnie Schloss stands in front of a property she sold for $335,000 in 2007, then deposited the money into the Richmond-based 1031 Tax Group to defer capital-gains taxes. The owner of the group, Miami businessman Edward Okun, used the money for his own personal expenses. On Aug. 4, Okun was sentenced to 100 years in prison for the $126 million fraud.