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Ex-attorney from Braintree charged with fraud

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A Braintree man and former Massachusetts attorney was charged Monday with tax and bank fraud violations, according to a spokeswoman for US Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz. John C. McBride, 64, allegedly recorded fraudulent federal tax lien releases on properties he owned in Marblehead and Edgartown, and attempted to obtain a $288,000 bank loan and $387,000 reverse mortgage by fraud, said Christina DiIorio-Sterling, a spokeswoman for Ortiz’s office. The indictment alleges that in 2008 McBride caused six forged and fraudulent tax lien releases to be recorded against his Marblehead property, and unsuccessfully attempted to record another two against the Edgartown property, knowing that none were issued by the IRS.

Haven Orecchio-Egresitz can be reached at Haven.egresitz@globe.com.