A Brooklyn man who admitted to stealing $5.3 million in mortgage proceeds from two Nassau County lenders by using false documents, including using the signature of a dead attorney, has been sentenced to 4 to 12 years in prison, prosecutors said Friday.

Mayer Goldberger, 47, of Sunset Park, Brooklyn, pleaded guilty in January to two counts of first-degree grand larceny, the Nassau County district attorney's office said in a news release.

Prosecutors said Goldberger tricked the lending institutions by forging mortgage satisfactions showing previous mortgages had been paid off.

Goldberger has agreed to repay his victims the maximum amount of about $5.3 million, which will be by civil judgment, prosecutors said.

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