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'Friday' Star Tommy Lister

I Committed

$3.8 MIL Mortgage Fraud

8/31/2012 1:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0830_tommy_lister_article_gettyTommy "Tiny" Lister -- best known as Deebo from "Friday" -- has agreed today to plead GUILTY in federal court for conspiring to commit mortgage fraud, which led to $3.8 MILLION in losses for unsuspecting lenders.

According to the plea agreement -- obtained by TMZ -- Lister admitted to a diabolical scheme in which he and several individuals conspired to obtain four different mortgages on homes in L.A. using false information and bogus bank statements.

Lister admitted he and his co-conspirators collected mortgages worth $5.7 million -- and defaulted on all four ... costing the lenders $2.6 million.

He also admitted to withdrawing over $1.1 million in loans using the properties as collateral ... which he never paid back. All-in-all Lister has admitted swindling banks out of $3.8 million. 

Lister now faces up to 5 years in federal prison. He's due in court in September.


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arale norimaki    

If we lie to the government, we go to jail. If they lie to us, and they do it all the time, it’s not a problem.

722 days ago


Met this guy a few times where i use to work(Babies R Us).....he a really nice sorry to hear that he did a bad mistake

722 days ago


Brilliant! Would you be willing to go to jail for 5 years (likely serve less than 2) for 4 million bucks?

722 days ago


Millions of dollars? Wow, that seems like it deserves way more time than 5 years.

722 days ago

Throwback kid    

It's Ironic that Lister played a prison guard in 1987's Runaway Train and now will go to prison himself. He is a big man and can defend himself but he shouldn't be surprised if he is overpowered by a group of convicts then anally sodomized just for laughs. That's how they do it in prison, this stuff is real. I wish him the best

722 days ago


ol' man ribbah....

722 days ago


That's all 5 years in Prison? Hope they send this CON MAN and all the rest of criminals to the battle field against the TALIBANS and leave all the good men and women soliders home with their families.

722 days ago

Throwback kid    

He was in an episode of Celebrity Rehab Sober house where he showed up to a party at the house and got in peoples faces acting like Mr Tough guy, he came off like a real bully. I guess he will find out if he is really tough once he gets inside prison, my guess is Mr Hollywood will be eating a tossed salad

722 days ago


Wow, what a hypocrite. Last year he spoke at an area high school telling students to "stay out of trouble" and to "do the right thing so as to not end up in jail." After Club Fed, it looks like he has a bright political future in Washington D.C.

722 days ago


And yet big banks won't be held accountable for their own mortgage fraud... smh

722 days ago


good work deebo! certainly more profitable than turning peoples pockets in the neighborhood!

722 days ago


Damn Dee-bo! U iz a dummy! ROFL

722 days ago


cant feel sorry for the banks they cheat people all the time.

722 days ago

Timmy Boy    

Can his sentece wait? he is scheduled to appear in the Friday movie along with tucker

722 days ago


Hell, I'll do 5 years for $3.8 milllion.

722 days ago
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