An Illinois judge who was indicted earlier this month for allegedly committing mortgage fraud has been removed from the bench.

On April 12, Jessica A. O’Brien was indicted for allegedly lying to lenders to obtain more than $1.4 million in loans on two investment properties.

O’Brien was elected in 2012 to be a circuit court judge in Cook County. Most recently, she presided over a small-claims courtroom.

Source: Mortgage Daily