Federal Bank Fraud Defense Attorneys
Standing up for the rights of individuals accused of bank fraud
The federal government takes crimes against financial institutions very seriously. The government uses the vast resources of the FBI and other agencies to thoroughly investigate potential instances of bank fraud and seeks to prosecute these charges to the fullest extent of the law.
You may find yourself facing bank fraud charges whether you are a high- or mid-level bank officer, loan officer, community banker, or an individual seeking financial gain. The elements of bank fraud, however, are specific and a prosecutor must prove all elements of the offense beyond a reasonable doubt to secure a conviction against you. As a result, if you’re facing allegations of bank fraud, you need a criminal defense attorney on your side who not only understands bank fraud laws but is also familiar how these laws come into play in federal criminal cases.
Are you facing federal allegations of bank fraud? You should not delay in calling a highly experienced federal criminal defense lawyer at Duffy Law, LLC today.
Acts that may constitute bank fraud
The term “bank fraud” encompasses a variety of acts that involve deceptive practices in order to wrongfully obtain funds from a financial institution such as a bank, lender, or credit union. The following are only some examples of acts that may be prosecuted under federal bank fraud laws:
- Giving false information on a loan application
- Check kiting
- Forged or counterfeit checks
- Empty deposits into an ATM
- Falsifying records or books and other forms of accounting fraud
- Impersonating another individual or identity theft
- Phishing schemes
- Making false statements
There are many other acts that may be included as a type of bank fraud. You may be targeted in an investigation even if the loan officer or bank knew you were giving false information or even encouraged the misrepresentation. Additionally, even seemingly minor false statements can result in criminal charges and you may face charges if your attempt at fraud was unsuccessful. The appropriate legal defenses raised will depend on the individual circumstances of your case, and an experienced defense attorney can evaluate your situation and identify any defense available.
Find out how a skilled Connecticut federal bank fraud defense lawyer can assist you
Bank fraud allegations should always be taken extremely seriously. Investigations in bank fraud cases are extensive and prosecutors often have a mountain of evidence against you before issuing charges. Connecticut attorney Felice Duffy is a former federal prosecutor and attorney Paul Thomas is a former federal defender. They blend their experience to bring a unique 360-degree approach to the criminal defense of every one of their clients. Whether want to fight wrongful charges at trial or secure the most favorable plea, Duffy Law will provide thorough and tenacious representation to ensure that you are treated fairly and your rights are protected. If you are facing bank fraud allegations, call Duffy Law, LLC at 203-946-2000 for a free consultation today.