Mortgage Fraud

Mortgage fraud:
We presently represent mortgage professional and attorneys in mortgage fraud investigations, have successfully represented individuals in the past in these prosecutions, and were lead trial counsel in one of the biggest mortgage fraud cases prosecuted in Massachusetts. If you or a family member is the subject of a mortgage fraud investigation or prosecution, we invite you to contact us to learn more about the depth of our experience, skills and knowledge in this area.

The stakes could not be higher. In response to the recent market meltdown, the Department of Justice has created a National Mortgage Fraud team and the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force, which have been tasked with “vigorously” pursuing mortgage and financial fraud, and have been provided increased resources to do so. The FBI has more than doubled the number of agents devoted to investigating mortgage fraud. According to the government’s press releases, “the President has elevated the fight against mortgage fraud, securities fraud and other forms of financial fraud to a cabinet-level priority.” Attorney General Holder made no mistake about the mission of the task force when announcing its formation in November 2009: “We will investigate you, we will prosecute you, and we will incarcerate you. We will be relentless in our investigation of corporate and financial wrongdoing, and will not hesitate to bring charges, where appropriate, for criminal misconduct on the part of businesses and business executives.”

Given this priority level, it is imperative that you obtain legal representation as early as possible if you or a family member is the subject of a mortgage fraud investigation or prosecution, which often involve allegations that one has violated the mail fraud, wire fraud and bank fraud statutes, false statements statutes (such as executing false or inaccurate HUD-1 documents), as well as money laundering and forfeiture statutes, and range from allegations of so-called “flip” schemes to lending fraud in the housing market.

These matters are often factually and legally complex. A person’s good faith belief in the legality of his conduct can be a defense to these actions, and the origin of this defense lies in a comprehensive investigation of the facts and relevant legal principles. We have the resources, experience and skills to effectively defend mortgage fraud investigations or prosecutions, and invite you to contact us to learn more.