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March 21, 2007 - United States Attorney Pat Meehan today announced the filing of a one count information* charging Jay Berger with mail fraud affecting a financial institution. According to the indictment, from at least April, 2000 through December, 2004, Berger engaged in a scheme to defraud homeowners, finance companies and title insurance companies of approximately $4,617,670.15. Also according to the information, Berger, who acted as a mortgage broker, settlement agent and title insurance agent for real estate refinancings, kept for himself the money received in connection with settlement, which was supposed to be used to pay off the existing mortgages.


DEFENDANT


ADDRESS


AGE [Date of Birth]

Jay Berger
Bryn Mawr, PA
54 years old

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Postal Inspection Service. The case has been assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Judy Goldstein Smith.


UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
EASTERN DISTRICT, PENNSYLVANIA
Suite 1250, 615 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Contact:
RICH MANIERI
Media Contact
215.861.8525

*An Indictment or Information is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

 

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