Charges dropped against broker, 2 associates

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Posted at 4:13 PM, Oct 20, 2017
and last updated 2019-02-05 21:37:15-05

UPDATE: Charges against Gretchen Horst, Amin Suliaman and Linda Rogers were dropped and the case was dismissed on June 6, 2018, according to court documents citing "In the interest of justice."

DENVER – A Denver real estate broker and her two business partners were formally charged in connection with a real estate deal that prosecutors say bilked an elderly victim out of the true value of her home.

The broker, Gretchen Horst, worked with Amin Suliaman and Linda Rogers to forge documents and mislead and elderly woman into selling her house below market value in the 2014 transaction, prosecutors say. The three were arrested in September.  

Prosecutors allege that between August and October, 2014 Horst and Suliaman provided a forged bank statement to the elderly woman in an effort to convince her that Suliaman had sufficient funds to purchase the property, and Horst and Suliaman manipulated the victim into believing the property she sold was worth significantly less than its actual value.

Prosecutors also allege that the three suspects conspired to provide fraudulent closing documents they knew did not show the true buyers or their purchase price.

The three were charged with theft, conspiracy to commit theft and forgery.