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Connecticut Man Admits Home Mortgage Fraud in Federal Court

Taimur Aurora, 40, of Stamford waived his right to indictment in Bridgeport federal court and pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiring to defraud financial institutions through an extensive mortgage fraud scheme that involved dozens of properties in Fairfield County. Between 2005 and 2013, Aurora participated in a mortgage fraud conspiracy that involved the purchase of numerous […]

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US Supreme Court Rules on Mortgage Fraud Restitution Calculations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has clarified how restitution must be computed in mortgage fraud cases. The justices in a unanimous decision Monday said that restitution to a bank that has been defrauded must be calculated based on the value of property when it is actually sold, and not the earlier date on […]

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Connecticut Woman Admits Role in Real Estate Appraisal Fraud Scheme

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. According to court documents and statements made in court, Gomez was a provisional licensed appraiser in Connecticut. Under Connecticut’s real estate appraisal regulations,Gomez was required […]

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Connecticut Man Gets 20 Months in Prison for Mortgage Fraud Scheme

A New Haven attorney was sentenced Friday to 20 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to a mortgage fraud scheme, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut. Lawrence Dressler, 47, of New Haven, pleaded guilty on Oct. 3, 2013 to count one of conspiracy to commit mail, […]

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Connecticut Man Admits Using Straw Buyers and False Documents to Defraud Lenders

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. According to court documents and statements made in court, […]

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Connecticut Lawyer Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Property Sale Proceeds

Alfred J. Cronk, 55, East Haven, Connecticut, a former attorney, was arrested and charged with stealing more than $18,000 of the proceeds from the sale of a house owned by an estate he was retained to represent. The defendant was charged with one count of Larceny in the Second Degree, a class C felony carrying […]

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