Fighting Mortgage Fraud Charges
Skilled & Insightful White Collar Crime Attorneys
Florida is one of the leading states for instances of mortgage fraud. In 2009, the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act (FERA) was enacted, expanding the general reach of federal law enforcement agents in regards to mortgage fraud offenses. Mortgage fraud is not actually a crime itself, but a term that encompasses various offenses related to the misrepresentation or misstatement of mortgage related information. Under FERA, the federal government can penalize individuals who commit any associated offenses with up to $1 million in fines and up to 30 years in prison. Furthermore, some defendants may even face civil liability for monetary damages if they caused significant losses to the lender. These are steep penalties that must be taken seriously.
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Why You Need to Call Jeff T. Gorman Law Offices Today
Whether you are a consumer or a real estate professional, mortgage fraud accusations should be taken very seriously. That is why you need to turn to Jeff T. Gorman Law Offices for representation you can trust.
When you hire our firm, you can be confident that we are:
- Available around-the-clock for counsel
- Backed by 15+ years of trial experience
- Aggressive and hard-hitting in the courtroom
- Led by an insightful former prosecutor and public defender
Our Stuart white collar crime lawyers are ready to go to bat for you today. Let us fight to protect your future!
“What type of charges could I be facing?”
As mentioned, mortgage fraud can encompass a wide range of criminal charges related to refinancing, equity lines of credit, home mortgages, and other financial activity.
Some of the most common charges include the following:
- Occupancy fraud
- Appraisal fraud
- Equity skimming
- Income or employment fraud
- Bank fraud
- Wire or mail fraud
- Identity theft
The type of charges tied to your mortgage fraud offense will depend on which side of the equation you are on. If you are the borrower (homeowner), you may likely face charges of income or employment fraud. Real estate professionals are more likely to be up against charges of equity skimming, appraisal fraud, and similar offenses.
Many of these crimes are considered federal offenses, which means you need a tough defense to protect your reputation. Reach out to our firm to work with our criminal defense lawyers in Stuart.