Tampa Mortgage And Real Estate Fraud Attorneys
Mortgage fraud involves using a scheme to intentionally defraud a federally insured financial institution, such as a bank or credit union, in real estate transactions.
Due to a recent government crackdown on mortgage fraud, penalties for this offense have increased. Depending on the circumstances, if convicted, you could face prison sentences up to 30 years, as well as fines up to $1 million.
Charges of mortgage and real estate fraud can be brought against any party involved in the alleged scheme. This can include homeowners, investors, real estate agents, title companies, mortgage brokers, loan officers, financial institution employees and construction companies. O’Brien Hatfield Reese, PA, can represent individuals, employees or businesses charged with mortgage fraud. Our results for many of our clients facing state and federal mortgage fraud charges speak for themselves.
Federal Criminal Defense Experience
Our Tampa mortgage fraud attorneys have experience with a broad spectrum of federal criminal cases. We can defend you or your business against mortgage fraud charges and any related charges such as:
- Mail and wire fraud
- Falsifying loan documents
- Using straw buyers
- Illegal underwriting
- Over-reporting assets
- Inflating income information
- Foreclosure fraud
- Bank fraud
If you are under investigation or have been charged with real estate or mortgage fraud, you need a lawyer immediately. Working with an attorney early in the process, such as the investigative stage, may help to prevent an indictment.
In mortgage fraud cases, there are often multiple parties involved or at fault. We can investigate all parties and work to prove that your involvement was unintentional or minor. We aggressively fight the prosecution’s case against you and are prepared to defend you at trial when necessary.