Saturday, October 22, 2016

Disbarred In May, Ex-Lawyer Finally Feels Pinch From Long Island DA For Allegedly Screwing Clients Out Of Over $1 Million In Exchange For Fake Paperwork Purporting To Be Short-Term Mortgage Loan Investments

In Suffolk County, New York, Newsday reports:
  • A disbarred real estate attorney from Lindenhurst faces grand larceny charges in the theft of more than $1 million from investors she duped in a mortgage scheme, prosecutors said [].

    Dawn Hughes, 45, of Artic Street, solicited cash investments from clients, “promising them their money would be used to fund short-term private mortgages,” Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said in a news release.

    “An investigation found that the defendant used names and property addresses from prior, legitimate real estate transactions to create fake mortgage documents to provide to her investors,” Spota said.

    Hughes, who was disbarred in May, embezzled the money for personal use, prosecutors said.

    “The total amount of the theft is over one million dollars,” Spota said.

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