Real estate fraud charges often arise from an alleged misstatement or false statement in a real estate document, including a misstatement as to who an employer is or how much income was generated from a real estate sale.
With the recent economic downturn, real estate fraud is being taken extremely seriously on both the federal and state levels. Most local prosecutors have an economic crimes unit backing them that is extremely well-funded and staffed. Ten years ago, no such units existed.
Depending on the nature of the charge, it can be brought on the state or federal level, leaving someone charged faced with the prospect of jail or prison time and staggering fines, in addition to the obligation to reimburse illegally obtained funds.
While Colorado does not have any sentencing guidelines for real estate fraud, it approximates the federal guidelines, which are extremely severe.
If you have been charged with real estate fraud, it is critical to reach out to the most experienced counsel you can find to begin ideally defending against this serious offense.
Colorado Mortgage Fraud Attorney
- As a lawyer, I am prepared to take more than 30 years of complex criminal defense experience to reach out to my network of experts and professionals. These resources allow me to begin aggressively defending against real estate fraud charges stemming from:
- RESPA violations
- Occupancy fraud
- Income fraud
- Failure to disclose liabilities
- Appraisal fraud
- Undisclosed cash back at closing
It is critical to begin preparing early and aggressively. When these cases are prepared as though they are going to trial, it is possible to get the best possible offers for resolution from the prosecution’s office.
To schedule a free confidential consultation to discuss real estate and loan document fraud with Denver real estate fraud attorney David Lindsey, call 303-228-2270 or email David Lindsey, Attorney at Law.