Originally posted on CBS Detroit:
GRAND RAPIDS (WWJ/AP) - The former president of a mortgage document processing company has been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison on a racketeering charge in a Michigan case.
Lorraine Brown pleaded guilty in February and was sentenced in Kent County on Thursday. Circuit Judge Mark Trusock ordered Brown to serve 40 months to 20 years.
The state says the 51-year-old Brown orchestrated a robo-signing scheme, in which employees fraudulently signed another authorized person’s name on mortgage documents to expedite foreclosures.