CLEVELAND: A former FBI informant convicted in an earlier scam in Ohio has been indicted on charges of running a similar mortgage fraud scheme.
The U.S. attorney’s office in Cleveland says 39-year-old Paul Tomko faces eight counts, including wire fraud and conspiracy. The charges are similar to scams that agents had paid him to help investigate in 2007 and 2008.
Tomko says he did nothing wrong. He told the Plain Dealer that he will fight the latest charges.
In 2009, he pleaded guilty to fraud involving mortgage loans totaling nearly $1.2 million.
The government says earlier cases in which Tomko helped the FBI remain solid.
No phone listing could be found for Tomko. A message seeking comment was left Friday for his attorney.