Attorney pleads guilty to mortgage fraud

Attorney pleads guilty to mortgage fraud

There are 32 comments on the WTNH Hartford, New Haven and Connecticut story from Aug 5, 2008, titled Attorney pleads guilty to mortgage fraud. In it, WTNH Hartford, New Haven and Connecticut reports that:

A real estate lawyer from Wilton has pleaded guilty to federal charges in a mortgage fraud scheme.

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Middle Class American

Milwaukee, WI

#1 Aug 5, 2008
I hope they give him the maximum sentence as he is the type of person that feeds off the middle class of America for his own selfish benefit.
ANGEL

Berlin, CT

#2 Aug 5, 2008
Well well well.

Since: Apr 08

Girard, OH

#3 Aug 5, 2008
a lawyer cheating clients...say it isn't so.

How about punishment to the fullest extent of the law, and put him in with the general population in the joint.
Biff

Cromwell, CT

#4 Aug 5, 2008
I just wish that our so-called "justice system" would take into consideration the horrible pain and suffering these parasites bring into the lives of regular people during a already trumatic time in their lives. So he may end up getting ayear or two in prison. So what? How many honest folks have gone through the break-up of their homes and families because of the stress induced by these vultures. How many sucides may not have occured if this type of scum were prevented from taking advantage of an economical breakdown brought on by a decaying and corrupt society that excuses the predator if he has connections. Public executions are the answer, with the profits given to those who lost all because of their greed. I'd pay to watch it.
fukem

Greenfield, MA

#5 Aug 5, 2008
65 years but murderers average 20. Go figure.
A FRIEND

Guilford, CT

#6 Aug 5, 2008
This attorney handled a real estate transaction for me. What a nightmare! Items such as inspections and appraisals were paid at closing but he never paid the people who did the work. I had to hound him for my title insurance - makes me wonder that had I not had knowledge of that insurance would I even had received the paperwork. I heard that he also owned part of a mortgage company and would finance high risk loans then quickly sell then off... no wonder people are losing their homes. His secretary and her husband owed an oil company that went belly up....took payments for prepayment of oil and never delivered. Wonder if he represented them! Totally unbelievable.
A FRIEND

Guilford, CT

#7 Aug 5, 2008
the above post should say.... secretary and her husband OWNED an oil company.....
MaggieK

Niceville, FL

#8 Aug 5, 2008
flyerfan wrote:
a lawyer cheating clients...say it isn't so.
How about punishment to the fullest extent of the law, and put him in with the general population in the joint.
YEP!!!!! What a waste of a career.Stupid,Stupid,Stupid!!! !!
ROADSIDE JUSTICE

Oxford, CT

#9 Aug 5, 2008
Come on show some leniency.....I say commute his sentence to aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhh

64 yrs.
MaggieK

Niceville, FL

#10 Aug 5, 2008
fukem wrote:
65 years but murderers average 20. Go figure.
He would have gotten less time if he had just shot them instead of defrauding them. Where"s the justice here? Hmmmmmmmm?
MaggieK

Niceville, FL

#11 Aug 5, 2008
A FRIEND wrote:
the above post should say.... secretary and her husband OWNED an oil company.....
Are they related to Bush?
Hosed by the system

Thompson, CT

#12 Aug 6, 2008
These bottom dweller bastards needs to be thinned out..........

Part of our economy mess is because of this crap..........

Every time I see that "tanned" faced SOB CEO from Countrywide on the news I want to friggin vommit.........
Scumsuckinglawye r

Milwaukee, WI

#13 Aug 6, 2008
Will all the lawyers that are not scumsucking currupt basturds please stand up!

I dont see anyone standing!
yowza

Hartford, CT

#14 Aug 6, 2008
must be a partner of paul aparo.
trudeauvictim

Yonkers, NY

#15 Aug 8, 2008
my husband and I were victims of Mr. Kriz and his "co-conspiritors". If anyone is wondering where the $8M went, they have to look no further than Norwalk, CT. These people are nothing more than career criminals...first the auto parts business, then the oil business and now this building and developing company. The secretary and her husband have been living the high life while Mr. Kriz has been under investigation. I'm not saying that Kriz shouldn't be held accountable, BUT HE IS NOT THE ONLY ONE. Some of the money is now being spent on high-priced lawyers to keep the secretary and her husband out of prison. They were both arrested last year on charges stemming from the Newtown Oil scam and are facing many years in prison. I hope Kriz is singing like a bird to the FBI. I can't wait to see these people be taken down. Nobody deserves it more.
Maggie

Bonifay, FL

#16 Aug 11, 2008
trudeauvictim wrote:
my husband and I were victims of Mr. Kriz and his "co-conspiritors". If anyone is wondering where the $8M went, they have to look no further than Norwalk, CT. These people are nothing more than career criminals...first the auto parts business, then the oil business and now this building and developing company. The secretary and her husband have been living the high life while Mr. Kriz has been under investigation. I'm not saying that Kriz shouldn't be held accountable, BUT HE IS NOT THE ONLY ONE. Some of the money is now being spent on high-priced lawyers to keep the secretary and her husband out of prison. They were both arrested last year on charges stemming from the Newtown Oil scam and are facing many years in prison. I hope Kriz is singing like a bird to the FBI. I can't wait to see these people be taken down. Nobody deserves it more.
All of them should have to pay the money back,Then go to jail.They can"t pay it back if they"re in jail & making no money. Their names will be Dirt from this day forward anyway.
mike hunt

Hartford, CT

#17 Sep 5, 2008
this must be the twin brother of slimeball paul aparo by a different mother.=========

HARTFORD, Conn.(AP)- Federal prosecutors say a Hartford attorney has pleaded guilty to bribery and fraud for rigging bids on Fleet Bank's sale of distressed loans.

Paul Aparo pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Hartford. A message seeking comment was left for his lawyer.

Authorities say the 58-year-old Aparo conspired with Kevin J. O'Keefe, who was a vice president at Fleet Bank in Hartford, and an unidentified real estate developer to corrupt the bidding process on distressed loans that Fleet was selling.

Prosecutors say O'Keefe provided confidential bank information to Aparo and the developer to submit winning bids on the loans.

Aparo faces up to 35 years in prison and a fine of more than $1 million when he is sentenced Oct. 14.

O'Keefe pleaded guilty to the same charges last month.
jeff

AOL

#18 Sep 5, 2008
well, if he goes to prison, his retainer fee will be "soap on a rope"
Text Loser

United States

#19 Sep 5, 2008
fukem wrote:
65 years but murderers average 20. Go figure.
That's because murderers don't ruin as many lives as this parasite did
j-michael

Brookline, MA

#20 Jan 24, 2009
Anyone know the sentence handed out to Paul Aparo? Did he get sentenced on 10/14/08? Is he finally in the can where he belongs with the other lowlifes?

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