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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Sewickley Heights Man Sentenced To Prison For False Mortgage Applications

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - An Allegheny County man has been sentenced in federal court to 18 months incarceration plus five years supervised release on his conviction of charge of bank fraud conspiracy, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti imposed the sentence on David F. Baker III, 62, of Sewickley Heights, Pa.

According to the information presented to the court, David F. Baker, III, conspired to defraud J.P. Morgan and Washington Mutual Bank in false mortgage applications in 2005 and 2007 on a $2.5 million condominium in Sarasota, Fla.

Judge Conti stated that mortgage fraud is a serious crime, and that Baker made material misrepresentations on loan applications in order to purchase an expensive condominium in Florida.

Assistant United States Attorney Gregory C. Melucci prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of David F. Baker, III.

Updated July 14, 2015