Mortgage Fraud

Charlotte Mortgage Fraud Defense Lawyer

North Carolina Illegal Kickback Attorney

In the wake of mortgage crises and financial hardships, the FBI and federal government are actively pursuing and prosecuting cases of real estate and mortgage fraud. The penalties for such crimes range from probation to prison, including a federal criminal record that remains with you through life.

At The Law Office of Kevin L. Barnett, we provide effective defense for individuals charged with mortgage fraud throughout North Carolina. Our North Carolina criminal defense attorney represents investors, buyers, appraisers and others in fraud cases involving:

  • Overstated assets
  • Inflated income
  • Inflated appraisals
  • Illegal kickbacks
  • Illegal rebates
  • Illegal seller and buyer incentives
  • False statements on mortgage applications

If you are under investigation for mortgage fraud, contact a lawyer as soon as possible.

Federal Investigations

You may be the subject of a target investigation, where you are the main subject; a subject investigation, where the government has some evidence against you but not enough to prosecute you; or a witness investigation, where the government questions you as a witness to mortgage fraud. Any of these investigations can lead to criminal prosecution.

At The Law Office of Kevin L. Barnett, we counter federal investigations with our own investigations that uncover the truth and discourage prosecution. We review loan applications, HUD settlement statements, documents submitted with the mortgage application, and witness statements for inconsistencies in the prosecution's case. We use these inconsistencies to strengthen our defense.

If you have been accused of real estate fraud, hire a lawyer with knowledge of mortgage and investor laws. Contact the real estate and mortgage fraud attorneys at The Law Office of Kevin L. Barnett.

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