Man Who Aired False Advertisements is Sentenced

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)- An East Lyme man was sentenced to two years of probation, including three months of home confinement for using his business for false advertisement. A judge also ordered 46-year-old Matthew Goldreich to pay a $100,000 fine and $75,794 in restitution.

According to court documents, between 2009 and 2013, Goldreich used his media agency, National Media Connection, LLC, to air ads for the National Mortgage Help Center, or “NMHC” a shell company incorporated by Goldreich. But, the ads made false claims, and failed to mention “NMHC” is affiliated wiht the federal government.

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