Utah man sentenced for role in Hurricane mortgage fraud scheme

A Utah man has been sentenced for his role in a scheme that involved the sale of property in a Hurricane subdivision at inflated prices. Raymond Morris of South Weber, Utah, had his sentencing hearing postponed last week because of Hurricane Sandy, and it was rescheduled for Monday in federal court in Charleston. Morris will spend our years and nine months in prison for his role in a multimillion-dollar scheme. Federal prosecutors said six defendants were sentenced in the scheme that skimmed nearly $2 million in equity from defrauded lenders in less than two years.