New York man sentenced in Cape Cod property fraud scheme

Michael Howard Clott gets 12+ years

A New York man was given 12+ years yesterday after pleading guilty to a property fraud scheme in Hyannis.  US District Judge Rya W. Zobel sentenced Michael Howard Clott, aka Michael Howard, to 152 months followed by 36 months of supervised release.

According to US Attorney Carmen Ortiz's office, Clott was accused of trying to bilk a homeowner of the proceeds from the sale of his Hyannis waterfront property.

Clott, 60, must also forfeit $1,269,168 and must pay $1,425 in restitution. Clott pleaded guilty to three counts of mail fraud and three counts of wire fraud in Boston in November 2012.

According to a release from Ortiz's office, Clott has been either engaged in perpetrating fraud schemes or serving time for those schemes over the past three decades. He was recently sentenced to 259 months in a New York Court and will be serving that sentence concurrently. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on