White collar criminal defense attorneys Bob & Alison Motta represent clients facing all types of criminal charges, including:
Types of White Collar Crimes
Bank fraud involves the use of illegal means to obtain money, assets, or other property owned or held by a financial institution. Bank fraud also occurs when illegal means are used to obtain money from depositors by fraudulently posing as a bank or other financial institution. Bank fraud is typically considered a white collar crime because unlike bank robbery or theft, fraud involves some sort of non-violent scheme. Criminal charges relating to bank fraud are very serious and it is always advised to contact a criminal defense attorney to discuss a possible defense.
Mortgage fraud occurs when the intent is to materially misrepresent or omit information on a mortgage loan application to obtain a loan or to obtain a larger loan that would have not been approved had the lender been provided with the correct information. An example of mortgage fraud would be if a home buyer, or broker, submitted fake tax forms or forged bank statements to the mortgage lending institution. These crimes are prosecuted heavily and early intervention by an experienced federal criminal attorney can have a significant impact on the outcome of these cases.
Bankruptcy fraud is also considered a white-collar crime, and it typically takes four general forms:
- Debtors conceal assets to avoid having to forfeit them;
- Individuals intentionally file false or incomplete forms;
- Individuals sometimes file multiple times using either false information or real information in several states;
- Bankruptcy fraud sometimes involves bribing a court-appointed trustee.
Bankruptcy fraud is a very serious crime, prosecuted vigorously, and the penalties are steep. Motta & Motta federal criminal lawyers are experienced in handling these types of cases and may be able to help in your situation. Contact Team Motta today.