Bank Fraud

Boston Bank Fraud Attorney

Fight Your Charges With an Experienced Lawyer on Your Side

If you’re being investigated for or have been accused of bank fraud, it is imperative to 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. Attorney Weinberg has handled legal issues of varying complexity in federal courts and knows how this system works. He will skillfully guide you from the beginning of your case until its resolution. His top priority is to understand your goals and needs to 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’re charged with bank fraud, don’t hesitate to contact Martin Weinberg to begin crafting your defense. He will meticulously examine every aspect of your case, ensuring your rights are respected throughout the investigation and remain protected throughout the entire legal process.

Highly Revered & Recommended

Marty is a lawyer’s lawyer – an unparalleled legal technician with a philosopher’s vision. Marty sees the nuances in the shadows in the edges of the furthest reaches of the law and brings it all back to first principles and fundamental values.

NACDL Past President Martín Sabelli

Some lawyers have been gifted with extraordinary intellects, others prodigious trial skills, and still others a relentless work ethic. Marty has the rare combination of all three, and that is what truly sets him apart within the defense bar.

Robert M. Goldstein

Marty is the go-to lawyer for those with complex legal and trial issues – there is no one better. Most importantly, he is an all-around terrific person.

NACDL Past President Gerald Lefcourt

Whether it was his surgical cross-examination of co-defendant-turned cooperating-witness Joseph Lally or his home run closing argument, the Boston lawyer established that the evidence against Vitale simply was not there.

David Frank, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

God forbid I ever have a problem, he’d be my lawyer.

David Chesnoff

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