Westchester DA: 8 arrested in local mortgage scams

The Westchester DA has announced several arrests in a string of mortgage scams that bilked four local families out of $1.4 million.

Last month, Eileen Potas was found guilty of conspiracy in the scams after the families in Cortland Manor, Mount Vernon, Yorktown and Croton were all swindled.Attorneys Amerigo DiPietro and Devid Reback pleaded guilty to grand larceny charges in connection to the scam, and a husband-and-wife couple, Doreen Swenson and Herbert Hall, pleaded guilty back in May to the same.

All parties convicted are expected to face jail time, as well as having to pay back the money they stole.

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