A Foxborough man has been arraigned in connection with a mortgage fraud scheme that largely targeted immigrant families.
Nuhu (also known as Nurden or Noah) Mohammed, 60, was indicted by a grand jury on multiple charges, according to a statement from Attorney General Maura Healey, including four counts of false material statements or omissions during or in connection with the mortgage lending process.
The Attorney General’s Office alleges that between October 2012 and July 2019, Mohammed repeatedly represented himself as a mortgage broker or lawyer, promising victims that he could provide assistance in securing mortgages and/or loan modifications. While Mohammed allegedly collected thousands of dollars from these victims, many of whom were at risk of foreclosure, he did not provide any meaningful assistance in securing these mortgages or modifying loans. To prevent his clients from discovering that he had not provided any assistance, he allegedly directed them to forward to him all correspondence from loan servicers and asked any letters to remain unopened .
As a result of these alleged actions, one affected family lost two properties to foreclosure, and all of the victims lost significant amounts of money, according to the statement. Investigators allege that Mohammed primarily targeted immigrant families and exploited their lack of knowledge about the residential mortgage and loan modification process, as well as their limited…