Archives For Connecticut

Andrew Constantinou, 57, Unionville, Connecticut, and Jacques Kelly, 48, Poughkeepsie, New York, were convicted by a federal jury for their roles in an extensive mortgage fraud scheme arising from the fraudulent purchases of more than 40 properties in New Haven. The defendants conspired to defraud mortgage lenders of millions of dollars of mortgage proceeds by inflating the contract price that the sellers of the properties had actually agreed to accept…

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Loretta Seneca, 51, Boynton Beach, Florida, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford, Connecticut, to 27 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for her role in a real estate investment scheme.

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Sabah Kennawi, 50, East Hartford, Connecticut, was arrested and charged with larceny and forgery in connection with a scheme that cost homeowners seeking to modify their home mortgage loans thousands of dollars.

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Brandy Gomez, 35, East Hampton, Connecticut, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson to one count of conspiracy to commit mail and bank fraud related to a real estate appraisal scheme.

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Mohammad N. Islam, also known as “Tanveer,” 38, Trumbull, Connecticut, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Leslie G. Foschio to conspiring to defraud financial institutions through an extensive mortgage fraud scheme that involved dozens of properties in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

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Christopher Brecciano, 35, Stamford, Connecticut, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty federal court to conspiring to defraud financial institutions through an extensive mortgage fraud scheme that involved dozens of properties in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

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Robert Ilunga, Naugatuck, Connecticut, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson to 18 months in federal prison for operating a multimillion-dollar mortgage fraud scheme that involved more than 40 properties in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

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Gari-Mark Thomas, 38, Michigan, formerly of Norwalk, Connecticut, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas P. Smith in Hartford to one count of conspiracy to defraud the Federal Housing Authority through a mortgage fraud scheme.

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Marc Jean, 44, a citizen of Haiti residing in Norwich, Connecticut, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson to 30 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for his role in an extensive mortgage fraud scheme.

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Winston Shillingford, 56, and his wife, Marleen Shillingford, 47, Nesconset, New York, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford, Connecticut, to prison terms of 48 months and 36 months, respectively, for operating a multimillion-dollar mortgage fraud scheme that involved more than 40 properties in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

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