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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Sutton Man Sentenced For Mortgage Fraud

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BOSTON – A Sutton, Mass., man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Springfield for bank fraud and making false statements on a loan application.

Jeffrey Dodge, 53, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Michael A. Ponsor to one day in prison, followed by two years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $135,494 restitution to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban. In February 2013, Dodge pleaded guilty to bank fraud and false statement on a loan application.

Between June 2006 and November 2006, Dodge supplied false information and false documents to Bank of America when applying for a government-guaranteed mortgage loan. Dodge falsely stated that he had not been foreclosed upon when, in fact, he had just months earlier been foreclosed upon after defaulting on another government mortgage loan.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Cary A. Rubenstein, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Inspector General, New York Regional Office, made the announcement today. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Alex J. Grant of Ortiz's Springfield Branch Unit and Michelle L. Dineen Jerrett of Ortiz's Health Care Fraud Unit.