Eugene Mortgage Fraud Attorneys
When the real estate market was booming, opportunities arose for people to make money. Some of those opportunities were legal and legitimate. Some were not. Now that the housing bubble has burst, many people have found themselves accused of bank and mortgage fraud. People involved at every level, from mortgage brokers down to general contractors and homeowners, can be on the receiving end of these serious federal charges.
At Raivio, Kohlmetz & Steen, P.C., our four lawyers have more than 70 years combined total experience in criminal defense. Even the "newest" member of our team has been defending the accused for more than a decade. The federal court system may be complex, but navigating it successfully is not new to us. If you are under investigation or under arrest for fraud, you can find the defense representation you need at our law firm.
Bank and Wire Fraud
Bank and wire fraud can come in many forms. Primarily of late, it is associated with allegedly fraudulent loan and mortgage applications. It can be as simple as providing inaccurate financial information on a loan application to something much more complex. When a case is handled in federal court, it typically involves allegations of a very complex scheme resulting in a significant amount of money obtained through fraudulent means. We know how to handle the most complex of these cases.
On a federal level, these cases typically involve allegations of complex schemes to artificially inflate property values. These allegations may include transactions involving buyers who agreed to an overinflated appraisal on the condition that they receive a percentage of that overinflated appraisal back in cash upon sale of the property. Homes may have been bought, sold, and resold a number of times during the hot times in the real estate market. Unrealistic expectations of ever rising property values and equity growth fueled many poor decisions, not all of which were necessarily unlawful. Now, these cases are being prosecuted. Our depth of knowledge means we can defend appraisers, brokers, contractors and any other parties facing federal mortgage fraud charges.
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Our law firm is committed to providing the highest-quality legal representation for reasonable rates. We are also committed to discretion and protecting our clients' privacy to the greatest extent possible as they move through the criminal justice system.
If you are looking for an experienced Portland fraud attorney, call toll-free to 1-888-311-2016, or send us an e-mail.