FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 24, 2017
NYC Pair Pleads Guilty For Their Role In Mortgage Scheme Against Flaherty Funding
CONTACT: Barbara Burns
ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Angelo Loissaint, 42, and Jennifer Johnson, 41, both of West Babylon, NY, pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit mail and wire fraud before U.S. District Elizabeth A. Wolford for their role in a mortgage fraud scheme that victimized Flaherty Funding, a mortgage company located in Rochester, NY.
Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Field, who is handling the case, stated that the defendants worked together to prepare false mortgage applications in the names of straw buyers and used fraudulent supporting documents. Loissant and Johnson worked together with another individual, against whom charges remain pending, to concoct the scheme to obtain mortgage loans from Flaherty Funding using fraudulent information. As a result of the scam, the defendants successfully obtained approximately $1,200,000 in loans, and sought an additional $900,000 for loans that ultimately did not close.
Sentencing for Loussaint and Johnson is scheduled for July 12, 2017, at 2:00 p.m., both before Judge Wolford.
Today’s pleas are the culmination of efforts by the United States Postal Inspection Service, Boston Division, under the direction of Inspector-in-Charge Shelly Binkowski; the United States Postal Inspection Service, New York Division; and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Adam S. Cohen, Special Agent-in-Charge.