Housing Scam

Way out of foreclosure a dead end

Way out of foreclosure a dead end

An investigation by The Day found more than a half-dozen instances across the state in which property owners facing foreclosure believe they were misled by a scheme run by a man convicted of similar illegal activitiy in New Jersey in 2003.

GALLERIES: Housing Scam

'Incorrigible fraudster' to serve 9 years for housing scam, tax evasion

U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea sentenced con man Timothy W. Burke to 9 years in prison Friday, saying the scheme in which Burke took in millions at the expense of financially troubled homeowners was one of the most serious white-collar crimes the judge had seen.

Attorney pleads guilty in distressed homeowner fraud scheme

Bridgeport Attorney Bradford Barneys faces up to 20 years in prison when Judge Michael P. Shea sentences him on June 13 for conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.

Man of many aliases pleads guilty to bilking distressed homeowners

Timothy W. Burke, who did business throughout Connecticut using more than a dozen aliases, pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Hartford in connection with a long-running fraud scheme that targeted distressed homeowners.

Connecticut man remains held on bond for his role in alleged housing scam

An Easton man arrested last week on federal charges for operating a mortgage-fraud scheme that targeted homeowners who were on the verge of losing their homes remains in federal custody.

New victim comes forward in alleged housing scheme

Marilyn Mejias came forward after an investigation in The Day last month found more than a half-dozen instances across the state in which property owners facing foreclosure believe they were victims of a scheme run by a man convicted of similar illegal activity in New Jersey.

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Make scam artists pay a steep price

Day investigative reporting uncovered scam, now law enforcement needs to act.

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