Feds nab lawyer involved in alleged Paterson real estate scam

The attorney involved in an alleged real estate scam in Paterson has been arrested, according to federal authorities.

Christopher Goodson, 44, of Newark, is accused of running a large-scale mortgage fraud scheme that involved dozens of properties throughout New Jersey. He and a real estate agent, Anthony Garvin, 47, of Jersey City, allegedly defrauded banks out of more than $30 million.

Goodson and Garvin were arrested on a single count of bank fraud in November. Both men allegedly operated the sophisticated short sale, a process by which a lender and borrower agree to …read more

Source: Paterson Times

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