After the real estate bubble and collapse in South Florida, the federal government began investigating and prosecuting people involved in mortgage fraud at a level not seen anywhere else in the country. They went after bankers, brokers, real estate agents, and every day citizens.
If you submitted an application or any written document in support of someone else’s application that involved any false information and used a bank account or the U.S. mail, federal laws apply and you could be facing federal prosecution.
Or if you had any arrangement or agreement with anyone else to obtain money from a bank or lender by means of a false mortgage application, you could be charged with conspiracy.
These are serious crime with serious penalties – often involving time in federal detention centers. The federal government does not prosecute these cases lightly. They often spend more in prosecutions than the case is even worth. They will use federal agents, federal lawyers, and any co-operating witnesses. These cases are often built on informants, or other defendants that agree to co-operate in order to lessen their own charges. To avoid federal prison, they will testify against you by saying anything the government wants.
These cases also involve complicated financial transactions and you need a lawyer who is educated and focused enough to pour over the details, examining every transaction, every document, looking for ways to weaken the government’s case against you.
If you or someone you love is facing such a case, contact a Miami federal criminal defense attorney like Grant Dwyer at once to discuss how to best proceed with your mortgage fraud case.
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