Texas City woman accuses sons of fraud after property allegedly was put in their names

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Sep 12, 2018

GALVESTON – An 85-year-old Texas City resident alleges her sons put her property in their names without her knowledge or intention.

Lydia Gracia, also known as Lidia Gracia, filed a complaint on Aug. 23 in the Galveston County District Court against Joseph Jacinto Gracia and Jose Maria Ochoa alleging fraud and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that Ochoa had her sign an unknown document in April that was later discovered to be a warranty deed. She alleges she learned in May that her Texas City property was no longer in her name but in the defendants's names and demanded that her sons, the defendants, return it to her.

The plaintiff holds Joseph Jacinto Gracia and Ochoa responsible because the defendants intentionally engaged in a conspiracy to fraudulently obtain her signature to convey the property.

The plaintiff seeks an order declaring that the deed was invalid, exemplary damages, attorney's fees, costs and such other and further relief to which she may be justly entitled. She is represented by Carlos Garza of Martin, Garza & Fisher LLP in Galveston.

Galveston County District Court case number 18-CV-1152

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