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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.

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Attorney in housing fraud scheme suspended from law for six years

Attorney Bradford Barneys, who admitted at his sentencing in U.S. District Court in July that he "put a stain on the legal profession" when he took part in a mortgage faaud scam, has been suspended from practicing law in Connecticut for six years.

Attorney sentenced in long-running mortgage fraud scam

Attorney Bradford Barneys admitted he had put a stain on the legal profession as he was sentenced Thursday to 30 months in prison for conspiring with convicted con artist Timothy Burke to defraud distressed homeowners in a long-running 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.

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Make scam artists pay a steep price

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