CHICAGO — A federal grand jury has indicted a actual estate developer and 3 others for allegedly participating in a property finance loan fraud plan that defrauded fiscal establishments out of at minimum $3 million.

ANDRZEJ LAJEWSKI, who owned Des Plaines-based Highland Consulting Corp., and Chicago-based mostly High-quality Management and Reworking Inc., schemed with two mortgage loan pros and the proprietor of a remodeling enterprise to fraudulently receive at least $3 million in house loan loans by producing and triggering to be created materially untrue representations to economic institutions regarding the buyers’ skills for the loans, according to an indictment returned Jan. 28, 2021, in U.S. District Courtroom in Chicago.  The false representations anxious the buyers’ employment historical past, money, property, supply of down payment, and intention to occupy the properties, the indictment states.  In some circumstances Lajewski fraudulently claimed to creditors that the purchasers were being utilized by his firms – even even though he understood that was untrue – to help the prospective buyers qualify for the house loan financial loans, the indictment states.

The alleged fraud plan lasted from 2010 to 2016 and concerned many houses on the South Facet of Chicago.

The indictment costs a number of counts of economic establishment fraud in opposition to Lajewski, 53, previously of Wheeling, the two mortgage loan gurus – bank loan originator AGNIESZKA SIEKOWSKI, 46, of Northbrook, and financial loan processor ALDONA BOBROWICZ, 45, of Arlington Heights – and the house remodeler, ANDRZEJ BUKOWSKI, 66, previously of Wheeling.  Arraignments for Siekowski and Bobrowicz are scheduled for Friday at 10:00 a.m. before U.S. District Judge Martha M. Pacold.  Arraignments for Lajewski and Bukowski have not still been scheduled.  

The indictment was introduced by John R. Lausch, Jr., United States Legal professional for the Northern District of Illinois and Brad Geary, Special Agent-in-Cost of the U.S. Section of Housing and Urban Development, Business office of Inspector Standard.  The govt is represented by Assistant U.S. Lawyers Kalia Coleman and Jason Yonan.

The public is reminded that an indictment is not proof of guilt.  The defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a good demo at which the federal government has the load of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.  Each and every rely of economical establishment fraud is punishable by up to 30 yrs in federal jail.  If convicted, the Courtroom have to impose a fair sentence less than federal statutes and the advisory U.S. Sentencing Pointers.