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House flipper fraud: Flip This House, Sam Leccima in Atlanta

'Flip This House' Star Accused of Fraud

On an episode of A&E's popular reality series "Flip This House," Atlanta
businessman Sam Leccima sits in front of a run-down house and calls
buying and selling real estate his passion.

Now authorities and legal filings claim that Leccima's true passion was
a series of scams that included faking the home renovations shown on
the cable TV show and claiming to have sold houses he never owned.

"This is, indeed, a con artist," said Sonya McGee, an Atlanta pharmaceutical
representative who says Leccima took $4,000 from her in an investment

By DOUG GROSS, Associated Press Writer
Friday, June 1, 2007
(06-01) 15:25 PDT ATLANTA, (AP) --


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