A Basic Understanding of Mortgage Fraud

Miami & Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Mortgage fraud is a white collar crime that is seeing a surge in criminal investigations. There is no federal statute that criminalizes mortgage fraud, which means law enforcement will combine statutes including bank fraud and money laundering to build a case for prosecution.
These are serious offenses that carry with them jail time and heavy financial penalties. If you are being investigated for mortgage fraud, our attorneys can help ensure your rights are protected during every stage of this process.
Documents in a Mortgage Fraud Investigation
The two key documents in a mortgage fraud investigation will be the loan application and the HUD-1, or closing statement. Depending on whether it is the borrower or the lender being accused of the crime, these documents can provide the prosecution with the evidence they need to pursue legal action.
No matter if you are the borrower or the lender, you need to have an experienced white collar crimes defense attorney on your side at all times during the investigation. We will work to ensure only the appropriate documents are reviewed, and be crucial to ensure your rights are not violated during any part of the investigative process.
If you are being investigated for mortgage fraud in the areas of Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm, or Ft. Myers, Florida, please contact the criminal defense attorneys at the Cochran Firm South Florida to schedule an initial consultation today