The mastermind behind a massive mortgage fraud more than eight years ago has popped up again at the center of an alleged scam that targeted minority churches and their parishioners, as well as other consumers.

In the latest case, a Michigan watchdog agency has stripped First Fidelity Mortgage Inc. of its lending license. Barton Greenberg, who was sent to prison in 1988 following his conviction in the Diamond Mortgage Corp. case, is said in documents filed by the agency to be behind the practices that led to the company's license suspension this month.

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