Mass. Lawyer Gets 12 Years For $10.6M Mortgage Fraud

Law360, New York (January 21, 2011, 12:58 PM EST) -- A federal judge has ordered a suspended Massachusetts attorney to serve 12 years in prison for leading a mortgage fraud ring that bilked lenders of more than $10 million.

Judge George O’Toole of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts on Thursday also ordered Eric Levine to forfeit $1.9 million, his share of the alleged scheme, and serve two years of supervised release.

The sentence followed a seven-week trial last year, in which a jury, in June, convicted Levine on one count of conspiracy,...
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