Archives For Connecticut

Matthew Goldreich, 46, East Lyme, Connecticut, pleaded guilty in New Haven federal court to a false advertising offense stemming from his production and dissemination of false advertisements for mortgage modification services.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Goldreich used his New London-based media agency, National Media Connection, LLC, to produce and air television, radio, and Internet advertisements for the National Mortgage Help Center, LLC (“NMHC”), a shell company incorporated by Goldreich. The advertisements falsely claimed that NMHC could help struggling homeowners obtain home mortgage loan modifications. For example, one advertisement that aired in 2010 stated: “Attention homeowners. We know it’s tough out there. And while America’s homeowners are facing more challenges than ever before, the National Mortgage Help Center is ready to help.” The same advertisement also stated: “We may be able to lower your rate to as low as 1% and cut your mortgage payment in half. Our trained specialists know all the new regulations to get you quick relief. We help thousands of homeowners every day.” Continue Reading…

Glorvina Constant, 36, New Haven, Connecticut, was sentenced  to one year of probation for participating in a mortgage fraud scheme.  Her husband, Jason Sheehan, 41, New Haven, Connecticut, was sentenced to 37 months in prison for a bankruptcy and tax fraud scheme involving his company, Infinistaff, LLC.  As part of that scheme, Constant received Infinistaff payroll checks totaling $354,000 during the pendency of Infinistaff’s bankruptcy proceedings even though she performed no work for the company. Continue Reading…

Ann Hils, 55, East Hampton, Connecticut, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson to 63 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for operating a real estate appraisal scheme.

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Lynwood Patrick, Jr., 39, East Hartford, Connecticut, was arrested on a federal criminal complaint charging him with wire fraud in connection with his submission of a fraudulent application for a personal mortgage modification. Continue Reading…

Brett C. Lillemoe, 45, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Pablo Calderon, 59, Darien, Connecticut, and Sarah Zirbes, 39, Minneapolis,  were charged by a federal grand jury with conspiracy, fraud and money laundering offenses related to a multi-million-dollar scheme to defraud banks.

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Asm Afsary, 42, Stamford, Connecticut, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 36 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiring to defraud financial institutions through an extensive mortgage fraud scheme that involved more than 20 properties in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

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Ronald Hutchison Jr., 52, Hopewell Junction, New York, a former corrections officer, was sentenced to 28 months in prison for his role in a down payment mortgage fraud scheme arising from the purchases of more than 50 properties in New Haven, Connecticut.

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Menachem Yosef Levitin (a/k/a Joseph), 29, New Haven, Connecticut, both a property manager and real estate agent, was sentenced to 22 months in prison for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme arising from the purchases of more than 40 properties in New Haven.

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Filippos Milios, also known as Filip Milios, 56, Newington, Connecticut, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson to 97 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for orchestrating a mortgage fraud scheme that involved dozens of Connecticut properties and resulted in nearly $5.7 million in losses to lenders.

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David C. Jackson, also known as “C. David Manns,” “Charles Jackson” and “Andrew D. Smithson,” 53, and Alex Hurt, also known as “Alex Dante,” 45, have been indicted and charged with various offenses related to an advance fee loan fraud scheme that defrauded individuals out of several million dollars.

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