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The owner of a Hartford mortgage company pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to multiple fraud charges for leading a conspiracy federal prosecutors say bilked banks out of more than $1 million in home loansGeorge Hajati, 31, of Westerly Terrace in Rocky Hill, was accused of conspiracy and eight counts of fraudHajati owned Connecticut Partners Mortgage on Weston Street in Hartford and was charged in the conspiracy with Justin Williams, 32, of Newington, a loan officer and employee, and Douglas Williams, 39, a Meriden lawyervar adSkipCounter = 0; According to an indictment in the case, the three men were accused of using an elaborate array of misleading documents to induce lenders to make inflated loans to the buyers of property worth substantially less than the loan amountsHajati and Williams were accused of creating documents that exaggerated the incomes, assets and work histories of mortgage applicantsThe two men also provided the applicants with certified checks for down payments in an effort to make the buyers appear more creditworthy to lendersWith Sheehan, the two also were accused of creating fictitious federal government loan closing forms to disguise the actual amounts of cash involved in real estate transactions and how it was disbursed after closingHajati was accused of deceiving a variety of mortgage lenders from around the country on purchases involving nine properties in Hartford, East Hartford, Bloomfield, Vernon and New BritainFBI agents raided his Weston Street offices in November 2007, and a week later he fled the countryIn January 2008, Hajati met Williams in Australia and the two traveled to Albania, where Hajati was born and lived until age 17, federal prosecutors saidIn March, 2009, a month after Hajati and Williams were indicted by a grand jury in Hartford, Hajati was arrested by Albanian authorities trying to cross the border to MontenegroHe was extradited to the United States in JulyWilliams, of Newington, voluntarily returned from AlbaniaHe pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy and three counts of fraud in October and awaits sentencingSheehan pleaded guilty in 2008 to conspiracy and four counts of fraudHe awaits sentencing as wellU.SDistrict Judge Mark Kravitz, sitting in New Haven, set Hajati's sentencing for June 24He faces maximum sentences of 30 years on each of the charges he faces. window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-f', container: 'taboola-below-article-thumbnails---archives', placement: 'Below Article Thumbnails - Archives', target_type: 'mix' }); MORE:Ghost Hunter Ed Warren Dies60 Years For Murder Of DancerAgent Who Killed Lover Ends SentenceAuriemma Turns To Knicks To Pick Up PointersWitnesses Detail Tense Scenes At Bank, Home As Cheshire Trial OpensVet At Center Of Newington No-Smoking Conflict Dies if(navigator.userAgent.indexOf("MSIE") >= 0){ setTimeout(function() { //Fixed IE issue- Ref Bug 17996 var openxframe= frames["openxi-339767"].document; openxframe.open(); openxframe.write('if (!window.OX_ads) { OX_ads = []; } OX_ads.push({ "auid" : "339767" });'); window.openxframe.close();; },200); }else{ var openxframe= frames["openxi-339767"].document; openxframe.open(); openxframe.write('if (!window.OX_ads) { OX_ads = []; } OX_ads.push({ "auid" : "339767" });'); window.openxframe.close();; } Related ArticlesMortgage Brokers IndictedJuly 30, 2009Meriden Lawyer Sentenced In Mortgage Fraud SchemeMay 14, 2010Find More Stories AboutEast HartfordIndex by Keyword|Index by Date|Terms of Service|Privacy Policy|About Our Ads|About Us|Contact Us|Advertise OnlineBaltimore Sun|Chicago Tribune|Daily Press|Hartford Courant|Los Angeles Times|Orlando Sentinel|Sun Sentinel|The Morning CallHartford Courant, 285 Broad Street, Hartford, CT 06115Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff. var gaJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://ssl." : "http://www."); document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + gaJsHost + "google-analytics.com/ga.js' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E")); try { var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker("UA-10467274-4"); pageTracker._setVar('Template-ap-HC10-G02'); pageTracker._setCustomVar(1, 'Template',"Template-ap-HC10-G02", 3); pageTracker._trackPageview( ); pageTracker._trackEvent("Template-ap-HC10-G02", 'pageviewWithAds', "http://articles.courant.com/2010-04-05/community/hc-web-mortgage-fraud-0406apr06_1_east-hartford-george-hajati-variety-of-mortgage-lenders"); } catch(err) {}

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