A Connecticut man has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme that cost financial institutions millions of dollars.

Robert Ilunga, along with co-defendants Winston Shillingford and Marleen Shillingford, obtained fraudulent mortgages for more than 40 properties in Bridgeport, Conn., according to a press release Tuesday from the Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program. The IG is involved in the case because Tarp banks were among the victims of the scheme, which cost financial institutions between $2.5 million and $7 million. The institutions were not named.

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