The collapse and sluggish recovery of the housing market has hit Florida particularly hard. In the aftermath of this crisis, law enforcement agents have focused more of their resources on investigating and charging individuals suspected of mortgage fraud. The government will often contend that groups of individuals, such as mortgage brokers, loan officers, title company employees, real estate agents and buyers worked together to commit acts of fraud.
Any person under investigation or any person who has been indicted must hire an experienced lawyer immediately. At Bruce L. Udolf, P.A., our Fort Lauderdale mortgage fraud attorney can mount a capable defense to these and other white collar crime allegations.
Florida Real Estate Fraud Attorney
Generally, mortgage or real estate fraud is charged in federal court under mail and wire fraudstatutes. Many different activities could give rise to an indictment, including:
- Falsely inflating the value of a property
- Using straw buyers
- Creating false loan documents
As soon as our law firm is involved in a case, our investigators go to work to track down the government’s evidence. Many times, our investigation will reveal flaws in the government’s case. Because mortgage fraud schemes frequently involve numerous people, many cases are based on the word of individuals who have traded their testimony in exchange for leniency or immunity. We are prepared to challenge the legitimacy of any such testimony. Prior to an indictment, we will work to try to persuade the government that charges are not warranted. Where the charges have already been brought, we are ready to explore all options, including forcing the government to trial.
At all times, Bruce Udolf, a veteran criminal defense attorney closely and personally handles each part of the case.
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