Former Jersey City political candidate Alston, 2 others charged in mortgage scheme

Former state Senate and Assembly candidate Bruce Alston was arrested early Friday morning for his role in a sophisticated mortgage fraud scheme, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office announced this morning.

Alston, 44, of Jersey City was arrested along with his sister, Gail Alston, 50, and Maisha Taylor, 42, of Newark, who Alston described on his blog as his former girlfriend.

Bruce and Gail Alston and Taylor have been charged with making/possessing materials to make false government documents, false/tampering with record, theft-illegal retention, tampering with public records, false representation, theft by deception, impersonation and conspiracy to commit those crimes.

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