'Thief in business suit' lawyer gets 8 years in $900K scheme

Stephanie Hand.

NEWARK — A Newark-based attorney is seeing the other side of law and order. After being convicted earlier this year of trying to steal nearly $900,000 in a mortgage scheme, 52-year-old Stephanie Hand, of Livingston, will be spending eight years behind bars, Attorney General Christopher Porrino announced in a release.

Hand, who was convicted in March of conspiracy, money laundering, and theft by deception, was sentenced Friday by Superior Court Judge John Gizzo in Newark, officials said.

Hand served as the attorney in two bogus real estate sales in 2009, …read more

Source: NJ.com Bergen

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