This is in regards XXXXX XXXXX expungment that I had granted a couple of years ago..
I am applying to become a mortgage broker in my state. This is a very regulated industry and one must undergo a criminal
background check (performed by the FBI). The offense that I got expunged in my State was for concealment. (shoplifting). The disposition of the matter ended up receiving a deferred prosecution, so no conviction.
One of the questions that the licensing application asks in its criminal disclosure section is:
Have you ever been convicted of or pled guilty or nolo
contendere ("no contest") in a domestic, foreign, or militarycourt
to any criminal offense involving dishonesty, breach of
trust, or money laundering or agreed to enter into a pretrial
diversion or similar program in connection with the
prosecution of such offense(s)?
Since an expungment seals a charge, am I obligated to select YES?
Thank you in advance....