Fresno Mortgage Fraud Defense Attorney
What is Mortgage Fraud?
In California, the crime of mortgage fraud is usually defined as a scheme to defraud a bank or federally insured lending institution. This can take a variety of forms, including:
- Predatory lending
- Falsely inflating income on a loan application in order to get loan approval
- Developers providing false information to banks or lending institutions to get better rates for their clients
- Obtaining loans through identity fraud or false information
- Real estate agents paying a property's down payment without disclosure to the bank
- Foreclosure exploitation
What are the Penalties for Mortgage Fraud?
If you are charged with mortgage fraud, you may be facing a serious felony with federal and/or California state charges. Penalties can include significant jail time, fines and restitution payment. This is a complex area of the law, and it is important that you hire an experienced attorney who understands the specifics of real estate and mortgage fraud law in California.
Defending Fraud Across Tulare, Madera & Kings Counties
We have the skills, knowledge and professional representation to guide you through the legal process from beginning to end. If you have questions regarding mortgage fraud, or any other criminal case or investigation, do not hesitate to contact Wapner Jones, PC to schedule a free consultation.
Fill out our online contact form today, or call (559) 257-4707.