N.J. Lawyer Sentenced To 4 Years in $40.8 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

CAMDEN, N.J. – A former New Jersey lawyer was sentenced today to 48 months in prison for participating in a conspiracy that caused lenders to release $40.8 million based on fraudulent mortgage loan applications and laundered the proceeds of the fraud, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Joseph W. Witkowski, 70, of Flemington, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty to an indictment charging him with one count each of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. U.S. District Judge Joseph H. Rodriguez imposed the sentence today in Camden federal court.

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