A federal judge late last month sentenced to 30 months in prison and one year of supervised release a former lawyer who admitted he'd lied banks to induce them to make loans.

Warren P. Joblin was also ordered to pay $159,000 to the defrauded lenders, which included Citicorp Dime Bancorp in New York and Comfed Savings Bank, which was based in Lowell, Mass. The government closed Comfed in 1991.

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