Employee of Middletown Used Car Dealershipm, Justin Williams Sentenced to Prison for Role in Auto Loan Fraud Scheme
(STL.News) Leonard C Boyle, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JUSTIN WILLIAMS, 42, of Rocky Hill, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny to 21 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for his role in an auto loan fraud scheme. Judge Chatigny ordered Williams to serve the first three months of his supervised release in home confinement, and to perform 200 hours of community service.
Pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the sentencing occurred via videoconference.
According to court documents and statements made in court, Williams worked as a salesman and de facto general manager at a used car dealership located at 1075 Newfield Street in Middletown, known variously as Car Nation, LLC, Car Nation CT, LLC, and Middletown Motorcars, which was owned and operated by George Hajati. In connection with automobile loan applications for multiple borrowers, Williams, Hajati and others submitted documents and statements to victim lenders that falsely represented the borrower’s employment, salary, sources of income, and amount of a down payment.