Bristol Realtor Sentenced To 10 Years For Ponzi Scheme


GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – On April 23, 2021, Tammy Lynn Hawk, 47, of Bristol, was sentenced by the Honorable Clifton L. Corker, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee at Greeneville.

 As part of a negotiated plea agreement, Hawk pled guilty to an information in January 2021. The information charged Hawk with one count each of wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, money laundering, and making a false tax return. Hawk was sentenced to 10 years in prison, followed by three years’ supervised release. Hawk will be required to make restitution of $658,838 to her unpaid victims and $71,062 in unpaid taxes to the United States.

According to court records, Hawk was a well-established real estate agent in the Bristol, Tennessee area. Despite the success she enjoyed as a realtor, she ultimately used her knowledge, skills, and clientele to devise and operate a Ponzi-type scheme. Under her scheme,…

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