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Laurie DeWitt/The Gazette
Silver Spring resident Bonnie Schloss lost $335,000 when she deposited proceeds from the sale of a Silver Spring townhome into the Richmond-based 1031 Tax Group, owned by Miami businessman Edward Okun. In a $126 million fraud, Okun used the money of more than 300 victims who deposited their money into the group and its subsidiaries for his own personal use. He was sentenced to 100 years in prison Aug. 4.