Bank Fraud Attorneys in Portland
Providing Strong & Experienced Legal Representation
Before the last real estate market crash, many opportunities arose for people to make money. Some of those opportunities were legal and legitimate. Some were not. When the housing bubble burst, many people found themselves accused of bank and mortgage fraud. People involved at every level, from mortgage brokers down to general contractors and homeowners were on the receiving end of serious federal charges. Portland's real estate market is hot again. Interest rates are low and banks are increasingly relaxing their lending restrictions. We may be seeing a new bubble emerging. If you have any concerns about potential mortgage fraud in our overheating market, contact one of our proficient bank fraud lawyers in Portland immediately.
At Kohlmetz, Steen & Hanrahan, P.C., our lawyers have more than 60 years of combined legal experience in criminal defense. 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 effective and aggressive representation you need at our law firm.
Contact us online or call us today at (503) 303-0771 to schedule a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable Portland bank fraud attorneys.
Bank & Wire Fraud
Bank and wire fraud can come in many different forms. Primarily, of late, bank and wire fraud are 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. Any scheme or plan to defraud people carried out through a federally insured financial institution or by electronic means will support a federal bank or wire fraud case. When a case is handled in federal court, it typically involves allegations of complex schemes resulting in a significant amount of money obtained through fraudulent means. We know how to handle the most complicated of these cases.
Our bank fraud attorneys have in-depth knowledge of how to defend against the following charges:
- Identity theft
- Credit card fraud
- Writing bad checks
- Loan application fraud
On a federal level, these cases typically involve allegations of complex schemes that artificially inflate property values. Homes may have been bought, sold, and resold a number of times during the optimum months in the real estate market. Unrealistic expectations of ever-rising property values and equity growth fueled many poor decisions, not all of which were 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. Sometimes, even the small homeowner is prosecuted as well. This is often a result of inaccurate information being provided in the loan paperwork.
Contact Kohlmetz, Steen & Hanrahan, P.C
Our law firm is committed to providing high-quality legal representation at reasonable rates. We are also dedicated 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 bank fraud attorney, call us at (503) 303-0771, or contact us online.