The Connecticut Department of Labor has confirmed that it has applied for an arrest warrant for the former president of Mortgage Lenders Network, Mitch Heffernan.The agency would like Mr. Heffernan -- who founded the now-defunct subprime lender -- to be charged with 61 counts of failing to pay wages to employees of MLN, which filed for bankruptcy protection last month. Although the warrant was placed about 10 days ago, the labor department has yet to hear from authorities on whether the warrant was obtained, said Gary Pechie, director of the department's wage and workplace division. "Prosecutors are very sensitive about this stuff," he said. "We don't call them, they call us. We're all just waiting now." The department expects to hear an update within the next few days, he said. Mr. Heffernan could not be reached for comment. MLN closed its wholesale division in late December. Some former MLN account executives have complained that they were not paid commissions owed to them.

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