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Fight Your Charges with an Experienced Lawyer on Your Side

If you're being investigated for or have been accused of bank fraud, speak with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. Typically, these types of cases fall under federal jurisdiction, which means they are pursued by a U.S. Attorney and handled in federal courts. On top of harsh prosecution for the offense, if you are convicted, you could face severe penalties that can affect you for the rest of your life.

For the experienced defense you need to fight your charges, reach out to Martin G. Weinberg, Attorney at Law. Our lawyer has handled legal issues of varying complexity in federal courts and knows how this system works. When you turn to us for effective counsel, we will skillfully guide you from the beginning of your case until its resolution. Our priority is to understand your goals and needs and develop a legal strategy to work toward a favorable outcome on your behalf.

Schedule your consultation today by calling our white collar criminal defense firm at (617) 227-3700.

What Is Bank Fraud?

According to federal law, bank fraud occurs when you knowingly use deception or fraud to obtain money or something of value that's owned by or under the custody of a financial institution. Although referred to as bank fraud, a scheme committed against a bank, credit union, mortgage business, or any institution insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Company (FDIC) would be considered illegal under this law.

Numerous types of activities could be charged as bank fraud, including:

  • Check kiting: This occurs when someone writes a check knowing the account does not have enough funds to cover the entire amount but presents it to a financial institution to cash it.
  • Mortgage fraud: This could include various types of behaviors that defraud a mortgage company, such as using a false identity and forged tax documents to secure a home equity line of credit.
  • False representation: This may involve falsely claiming that a person is the beneficiary of a trust that has been frozen and asking others for money to obtain access to the account.

What Are the Penalties for a Bank Fraud Conviction?

Bank fraud is a serious crime, and as such, carries severe penalties.

If a person is convicted of this offense they could face:

  • Up to 30 years in prison, and/or
  • Up to $1,000,000 in fines

Get the Serious Defense You Need

If you've been charged with bank fraud, our Boston attorney is ready to provide fierce legal representation. We will fight aggressively for you and challenge any injustices that may have happened at any time during your case. Our attorney has effectively challenged Fourth Amendment rights violations and is not afraid to take on complex cases.

Ready to get started on your defense? Call us at (617) 227-3700 or contact us online.

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Significant Cases

  • Successful Challenge US v Warshak

    631 F3d 266 CA 6 (2010): Successful challenge to the Department of Justice’s reliance on the Stored Communications Act to seize the content of emails in violation of the Fourth Amendment

  • Reversal of Conviction US v Bravo Fernandez

    (722 F3d 1, 1st Cir, 2013): Federal Court of Appeals reversed conviction of a leading businessman in Puerto Rico for federal programs bribery holding that gratuities cannot, legally, be the basis for such a conviction.

  • Acquittal US v Bravo-Fernandez

    18-1358 (1st Cir, 2019): First Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a conviction of a business executive for bribing a Puerto Rico Senator holding that the Government failed to meet each essential element of proof under 18 USC 666, and ordering the entry of a judgment of acquittal.

  • Reversal of Conviction US v Casellas-Toro

    (1st Cir, 2015): Appellate reversal of a federal false statement conviction due to a "Rare application of the presumption of prejudice resulting from pervasive publicity from prior case”

  • Acquittal US v DiMasi

    Acquittal of Richard Vitale on federal honest services charges in corruption case involving former Massachusetts Speaker of the House Salvatore DiMasi

  • Dismissed Charges US v Handa

    892 F.3d 95 (1st Cir. 2018): Dismissal of bank and wire fraud charges against business owner on Speedy Trial grounds due to delay between indictment and his arrest returning to the US from India.

  • Acquittal US v Pappathanasi

    Acquittal of defendant charged with conspiracy to evade taxes in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371.

  • Reversal of Convictions US v Tavares

    (1st Cir, Dec. 2016): 1st Circuit Court of Appeals reversal of RICO and mail fraud convictions in a public corruption case.

  • Reversal of Conviction US v Vazquez-Rivera

    665 F3d 351 CA 1 (2011): Reversal of child pornography conviction based on improper admission of opinion evidence from FBI agent which prejudiced defendant’s right to a fair trial.

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