Mr. Constant has been sentenced to up to 37 years for his role in a mortgage fraud. Fleecing Central first brought the story of this ex-military leader (who has been accused of murder and torture in Haiti) earlier this year. That story can be read in the post from July.
“This case, while serious in and of itself, takes on an added resonance
given the current global financial crisis,” the judge said. “While the
defendant and his confederates cannot be held accountable for the
nationwide economic meltdown and the foreclosure crisis, this scheme,
and others like it, have played a role in the situation.”
It looks like judges will be taking a harsher stance on fleecing because of its role in the current economic woes. You can read more about Mr. Constant at nytimes.com