The AP reported that Mr. Constant was convicted of operating a mortgage fraud scheme that cheated lenders out of $1.7M. He faces up to 15 years in jail when he is sentenced in September. Despite a 1995 deportation order, Mr. Constant was allowed to remain
because of instability in Haiti. He kept a low profile, living with
relatives in Queens until he was jailed in 2006 in the fraud case. At the two-week trial, an investor who testified as part of a plea deal
claimed that Mr. Constant had offered to broker deals to buy
dilapidated properties and resell them to so-called straw buyers at
inflated prices. Prosecutors said proceeds from loans were divided
among participants in the scheme and never repaid. The full article can be read here.