Giulio Glenn Greye, 61, and his son, Ian Justain Greye, 34, pleaded guilty Tuesday. Cobb Superior Court Judge A. Gregory Poole immediately sentenced Giulio Greye to five years, with two years to serve in prison. Judge Poole then sentenced Ian Greye to 10 years, with two years to serve in prison.
In one instance, the Greyes moved into a vacant home they did not own in Decatur, changed the locks and then filed false documents with the Clerk of Superior Court in DeKalb in an effort to claim ownership of the property. They also lied to law enforcement officers investigating the case.
Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney John Melvin is prosecuting the case for District Attorney Vic Reynolds’ office.
“Ian Greye and Giulio Greye, self-proclaimed sovereign citizens, were opportunistic criminals,” Melvin said.
“Our nation’s volatile housing market created a prime opportunity for a variety of mortgage fraud schemes and collateral criminal activity related to the vacant property, which they broke into and attempted to illegally seize,” Melvin said. “They pleaded guilty to racketeering including the underlying acts of mail fraud, burglary, false writings and theft.”
The father and son were among four defendants indicted by a Cobb grand jury in this RICO case last year. The two other defendants, Susan Lorraine Weidman, 52, of Kennesaw, and Matthew Daniel Lowery, 29, of Alpharetta, are expected to stand trial before Judge Poole next month.
Giulio Greye was represented by attorney Scott Anderson of Marietta.
Marietta attorney Catherine Lerow represented Ian Greye.