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The Spodek Law Group is one of the most successful law firms in the USA. Our success comes from the fact we are attentive to details, and take a very pragmatic approach to each and every single case. Our clients turn to us for realistic advice – so they can make the appropriate decisions they need to make personally. Our goal is to make sure your case ends in a positive outcome, not only personally – but for your family as well.


Mortgage Fraud Defense Attorney

Mortgage fraud is a broad term that collectively includes various types of misstatements or misrepresentations on mortgage documents. Everyone from a home buyer who is applying for a new mortgage to a mortgage broker or even a real estate agent can commit mortgage fraud in various ways. If you are facing a mortgage fraud criminal charge or if you are the subject of a fraud investigation, it is important to engage the services of a skilled defense attorney. Your attorney may work toward reduced or dismissed charges, or the attorney may work for a not-guilty ruling if the matter reaches the trial stage.

Understanding Mortgage Fraud
Federal statutes do not specifically name mortgage fraud as a crime. Instead, this term is used to describe crimes like conspiracy, bank fraud and wire fraud as they relate to mortgage documents. As an example, a home buyer may commit mortgage fraud if he or she provides false documents for a mortgage application. An appraiser may engage in mortgage fraud if he or she unjustly manipulates the appraised value in a home for the benefit of the buyer.

Generally, two parties are involved in a mortgage fraud charge. The defendant is the party that provides false information. The other party, who may or may not be involved in the fraud, accepts fraudulent data for the purpose of executing a mortgage transaction. In addition to the types of mortgage fraud described, these cases may involve a fraudulent appraisal when flipping a property, the use of a second mortgage without the primary lender’s knowledge, an applicant using a stolen identity to take out a mortgage, the use of a straw buyer and more.

Penalties for a Mortgage Fraud Conviction
After the collapse of the mortgage lending market in 2007 and 2008, Congress passed the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act, or FERA, in 2009. While mortgage fraud cases were made and prosecuted prior to this time, FERA broadly expanding the capabilities and power of federal law enforcement agencies as they relate to mortgage fraud. More than that, penalties for some types of mortgage fraud under FERA have been strengthened. In fact, depending on the charges, a convicted party may face up to $1 million in fines and up to 30 years in prison.

In addition to the wide range of federal charges that fall under the mortgage fraud umbrella, approximately a third of the states have their own laws covering various types of mortgage fraud. Penalties for state-level charges are generally less significant than those for federal fraud charges. In these states, a mortgage fraud defense attorney may work to have the federal charges reduced to state-level charges.

Keep in mind that a conviction of state-level or federal-level charges may be combined with civil charges and restitution. These outcomes place an additional financial burden on the defendant. For example, through restitution, the court may rule that the defendant has to pay back all of the damages to the affected party.

Mortgage Fraud Defense Strategies
Mortgage fraud generally involves the falsification of documents like loan applications, title history reports, title opinions, mortgage deeds, tax forms, verification of income and verification of deposit. Fraud may be for financial gain or for the purpose of securing a home. While a criminal fraud charge implies intent, some instances are the result of a mistake or a misunderstanding. Because of this, a common defense strategy used by a skilled lawyer is to argue a lack of intent. However, this can be a challenging defense to use because proving a mistake versus an intentional act in court requires incredible skill.

There are other defense strategies that a fraud lawyer could use. For example, the attorney could state that your Fourth Amendment rights were violated. This may be if documents used by the prosecutor were collected improperly without a valid warrant. Unfortunately, the primary documentation used in a fraud case often has been conveyed between the two parties consensually. Nonetheless, this strategy may be used in certain instances.

In some cases, the defendant is the victim of identity theft. His or her identity was stolen and used to apply for a mortgage. If this is the case, the attorney can prove that identity theft has occurred as a defense.

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Regardless of the nature of the mortgage fraud charges that you face today, a conviction could result in severe consequences. These span from the federal and state level to civil charges and restitution. To request a consultation with an experienced mortgage fraud attorney, contact the law office by phone or email today.

Charle Butler
Charle Butler
I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
Mesonista parsons
Mesonista parsons
My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
debabrata chakraborty
debabrata chakraborty
Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
Asata Hendricks
Asata Hendricks
Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!



Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them enough.

~ David Bruce

Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet.

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Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind.

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