Berthoud Actual Property Agent Bret Lamperes Charged With Cash Laundering – CBS Denver

WELD COUNTY, Colorado (CBS4) A 51-year-old real estate agent accused of challenging clients with more than $ 850,000 is due to appear in Weld County court Friday morning to be formally informed of the charges brought against him. Bret Lamperes faces five crimes related to theft, money laundering and tax evasion.

Lamperes, a resident of Berthoud, turned himself in to the authorities on Tuesday and was detained.

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Investigators from Weld County, the FBI and the Colorado Department of Treasury believe Lamperes signed 29 condominium sales contracts but only built eight of them, the DA office said in a press release Thursday.

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In total, investigators believe the defendant stole $ 852,510 from 15 victims who invested money in the project.

Bret Lamperes (credit: Weld County District Attorney’s Office)

According to the investigators Lamperes In February 2015, the company was formed through a company called Investments of Windsor, LLC. An online database of Colorado companies currently describes the status of the company as “criminal”.

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Investigators are looking for additional victims and information.

Berthoud man arrested, charged for cash laundering scheme that value 15 victims greater than $850,000

GREELEY, Colorado. – A Berthoud man was charged with a money laundering system that defrauded 15 victims for more than $ 850,000, according to the nineteenth district attorney’s office.

Investigators believe that Bret Lamperes, 51, a realtor at the time, signed 29 sales contracts related to the Investments of Windsor, LLC project in Windsor. Only eight of the 29 condominiums were built in accordance with the purchase agreements.

In total, investigators believe the defendant stole $ 852,510 from 15 victims who invested money in the project.

Lamperes is charged with theft, money laundering, two false tax returns, and tax evasion. It turned into Weld County Jail on Tuesday. He is due to appear before a judge on Friday morning.

Individuals with additional information or other victims of Lamperes are encouraged to contact Weld DA Investigator Cayley Chiodo at (970) 400-4709 or email cchiodo@weldgov.com.