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Justin Romano, of Blue Point, arrested for alleged involvement in national mortgage scam

A Blue Point man faced a federal judge

A Blue Point man faced a federal judge in Manhattan Thursday for allegedly running a national mortgage scam. (August 7, 2014 10:37 PM)

A Blue Point man faced a federal judge in Manhattan Thursday for allegedly running a national mortgage scam.

Justin Romano, 40, was charged in an $18.5 million mortgage modification scheme, the largest ever prosecuted. Romano and two other men allegedly preyed on thousands of struggling homeowners, saying they would help them with mortgage payments.

The indictment says Romano posed as...

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