Former mortgage broker jailed for 4.5 years

Former mortgage broker jailed for 4.5 years

Former mortgage broker jailed for 4.5 years

A former Calgary mortgage broker was jailed for 4.5 years Thursday after a court found him guilty of 23 counts of theft and fraud last year.

Brandon Antonini, 46, was called “totally unbelievable” by Judge Gordon Wong and said there were no mitigating factors in the case.

"There was no indication of motive other than greed," the judge said.

The CBC reports that Antonini showed no remorse as he was sentenced for the offences which took place over 6 months in 2012 and resulted in mortgage brokerage clients losing $2.4 million in a fake bridge financing scheme. The mortgages that investors thought they were funding did not exist.

Antonini was charged in 2015 along with disbarred Alberta lawyer Floyd Campbell. The lawyer pleaded guilty to one count of theft and was put on probation for two years.


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