Two men have been sentenced for their roles in an Indianapolis mortgage fraud scheme.
A federal judge sentenced
46-year-old Kevin Lafavers to nearly three years in prison and ordered him to pay $1.5 million in restitution Tuesday. Another
defendant, 67-year-old Donald T. Brown of Lebanon, was sentenced to more than two years and ordered to pay $10 million in
restitution. Both men pleaded guilty.
Federal prosecutors say Lafavers, formerly of Indianapolis, and Brown were
part of a scheme run by 44-year-old Robert Penn in which straw deals were set up to obtain inflated mortgages on more than
100 Indianapolis houses.
Penn was sentenced in January to seven years in prison and ordered to pay restitution
of $11 million.
Five other people have also been sentenced for their roles in the scheme.