A Northport male was sentenced to jail Tuesday for working with a 91-calendar year-old man’s authentic estate attributes to bilk him out of $8.5 million and consider “edge of an elderly target in purchase to line his individual pockets,” Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg claimed.

Lyndon Chin, 58, who was acting as a serious estate broker at the time of the alleged crimes, pleaded guilty to two counts of initial-diploma grand larceny and was sentenced to 1 to 3 several years, prosecutors in Braggs’ office environment stated in a news release.

Chin had previously served the guy with the obtain and sale of industrial and household actual estate and formulated a expertise of the victim’s properties, prosecutors claimed.

In October 2015, the Northport resident applied his understanding of the man’s real estate holdings to falsify organization documents and get $5 million in house loan financial loans on four properties owned by the victim in reduce Manhattan, according to prosecutors, who did not disclose the site of all those homes. 

Chin also opened a bank account less than the man’s corporation and deposited about $4.4 million of the funds, prosecutors reported. A huge portion of the income was applied to pay out at minimum 20 private and company lender accounts that belonged to Chin’s kinfolk, prosecutors explained. He used the rest to pay off personal expenses which includes auto and insurance plan payments, together with jewellery, according to the release.

Among March and May well of 2016, Chin secured another $3.5 million in property finance loan financial loans employing the victim’s actual estate holdings to falsify paperwork, prosecutors explained. Of that, Chin deposited $1.9 million in another bank account, according to prosecutors.

Soon after the target was turned down for a home finance loan loan on an unrelated business enterprise opportunity mainly because of current mortgages, Manhattan prosecutors reported, the make any difference was referred to Bragg’s business office. Officials did not say how they had been alerted to the fraudulent steps.

“Mr. Chin blatantly took gain of an elderly victim in get to line his possess pockets,” Bragg said in the launch. “The [unfortunate] fact is that these forms of circumstances are all way too common in opposition to seniors, who are usually viewed as simpler targets for fraud. … Our more mature New Yorkers are worthy of to have their challenging-earned cost savings shielded, and we will proceed to crack down on these techniques in any kind they get.”