Pa. Atty Gets Year In Jail For Role In $14M Mortgage Fraud

Law360, Los Angeles (March 5, 2014, 8:07 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a Bucks County, Pa., lawyer to a year and a day in prison for his role in a $14.6 million mortgage fraud scheme, after he pled guilty to referring distressed homeowners for the scheme and filing fraudulent bankruptcy petitions.

U.S. District Judge Mary A. McLaughlin also sentenced Stephen G. Doherty to two years of supervised release and ordered him to forfeit $202,000 he earned from the fraud. He was also ordered to pay a $7,500 fine.

McLaughlin found that...
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