Mortgage Fraud Tough Federal Criminal Defense Since 1970

Los Angeles Federal Mortgage Fraud Defense Lawyer

Defending Banking & Real Estate Professionals in Los Angeles

Mortgage fraud refers to criminal actions that involve the falsification of documents used in trying to secure a home loan or the violation of regulations to get a client’s mortgage approved. This comprises misrepresenting or omitting information on mortgage loan applications for the purpose of obtaining loans.

Federal courts prosecute mortgage fraud, which usually involve a variety of professionals associated with the banking and the real estate industries. These include accountants, appraisal services, loan officers, real estate agents, and/or developers.

For skilled legal assistance after you have been accused or charged with a fraud offense, call Shemaria Law Offices at (310) 953-4004 and schedule a free initial consultation today.

Common Mortgage Fraud Charges

The different types of mortgage fraud include but are not limited to:

  • Misrepresentation of income, employment, residency, or other loan documentation
  • “Property flipping,” which is a collusion with appraisers to buy property and then sell it at a fraudulently inflated price in order to procure excessive loans
  • The failure to disclose to a lender a second mortgage (with a third party providing the down payment)
  • Signing blank loan applications
  • Providing false statements about primary residence to obtain a mortgage or to qualify for better loan rates
  • Identity theft in order to obtain a mortgage
  • Fraud for profit schemes such as foreclosure scams and equity skimming

Contact Shemaria Law Offices Today

If you have been accused of a mortgage fraud crime, you should immediately consult an expert mortgage fraud defense lawyer in Los Angeles to preserve your rights, especially before you are questioned by authorities. At Shemaria Law Offices, we seek to defend your rights so that mortgage fraud charges against you are reduced or dismissed altogether.

Call us now at (310) 953-4004 for a free consultation. You can also contact our office online.

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    Joseph Shemaria

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    Joseph Shemaria graduated from UCLA Law School in 1969, with the most prestigious academic honors. He was also a Senior Editor of UCLA Law Review and graduated "Order of the Coif," the highest academic award. Mr. Shemaria started specializing in criminal defense in June 1970 and has tried cases in both state and federal courts from coast to coast. He has also handled over 1,000 state and federal appeals and writs, 30 of which were published in the permanent, official law books. Mr. Shemaria has ...
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Why Choose Shemaria Law Offices?
  • Over 50 Years of Legal Experience
  • Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the Board of Legal Specialization, California State Bar
  • Handled State & Federal Cases in 24 Individual States
  • Tried Over 275 Cases to a Jury
  • First & Youngest Attorney Ever Appointed to a Death Penalty Case
  • Member of the L.A. County Bar Association