I love Irving Fryar. He’ll always be a part of my childhood because he was an integral member of the New England Patriots during the 80s. By the way, let’s get #FreeTomBrady trending. I digress. I’m sad to learn that Fryar’s been convicted of mortgage fraud as it was reported on Boston.com today. Was he the main cog in the scam? It doesn’t sound like it. Does he have a recognizable name? A name that will grab headlines for prosecutors? Yes. That’s why he’s going to probably end up serving more time than William Barksdale, the “mastermind” behind the scam. In reality, the scam is one that would be relatively easy for anyone without a brain to perpetrate. All you’d have to do is apply for mortgages from a bunch of different lenders and lie to all of them by stating, in writing, that you’re not in the process of obtaining funding from any other mortgage lenders. It wouldn’t take long for those lenders to check the Registry of Deeds in order to find out that you’ve taken out multiple mortgages on the same property so don’t do that or you’ll probably end up in prison like Irving Fryar.