CHICAGO, ILL. (KMOX) – Federal mail and bank fraud charges have been filed against a northern Illinois judge, in connection with an alleged mortgage fraud scheme.

Judge Jessica A. O’Brien was accused Wednesday of lying and concealing relevant facts from lenders to obtain more than $1.4 million in mortgages.

The mortgages were obtained for Chicago investment properties she purchased and sold between 2004 and 2007.

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