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Newington Woman Sentenced In Mortgage Scheme

HARTFORD — A Newington woman accused in a mortgage fraud conspiracy was sentenced on Thursday to 21/2 years in prison and five years of supervised release, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Malgorzata Karas-Golka, 46, also was ordered to pay $166,500 in restitution. She had pleaded guilty in November 2014 to one count of bank fraud, the U.S. Attorney's office said in a news release.

The release said that Karas-Golka and others conspired, from 2005 to 2010, to defraud banks and mortgage lenders in obtaining dozens of mortgages for the sale of properties. The conspiracy involved the use of straw borrowers, false mortgage applications, false HUD-1 forms and...