A former mortgage banker and a Boston politician were sentenced to prison last week after being convicted of conspiracy to defraud four mortgage lenders in the Boston area.

Edward Macarelli, a former loan originator for John Hancock Mortgage Corp., and Joseph L. Timilty, a three-time Boston mayoral candidate, will serve six months in prison for their part in a scheme to fraudulently obtain loans for individuals buying units in an East Boston, Mass., condominium, according to an indictment.

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