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Faced 5+ Years in Prison

People Vs Joseph Amico

Covered by NYDaily News. Las Vegas man accused of threatening a prominent attorney and making vile remarks.

Faced 10+ Years in Prison

People Vs. Anna Sorokin

Covered by New York Times, and other outlets. Fake heiress accused of conning the city’s wealthy, and has an HBO special being made about her.

Faced 3+ Years in Prison

People Vs. Genevieve Sabourin

Accused of stalking Alec Baldwin. The case garnered nationwide attention, with USAToday, NYPost, and other media outlets following it closely.

Faced Potential Charges

Ghislaine Maxwell Juror

Juror who prompted calls for new Ghislaine Maxwell trial turns to lawyer who defended Anna Sorokin.

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The Spodek Law Group understands how delicate high-profile cases can be, and has a strong track record of getting positive outcomes. Our lawyers service a clientele that is nationwide. With offices in both LA and NYC, and cases all across the country - Spodek Law Group is a top tier law firm.

Todd Spodek is a second generation attorney with immense experience. He has many years of experience handling 100’s of tough and hard to win trials. He’s been featured on major news outlets, such as New York Post, Newsweek, Fox 5 New York, South China Morning Post, Insider.com, and many others.

In 2022, Netflix released a series about one of Todd’s clients: Anna Delvey/Anna Sorokin.

Why Clients Choose Spodek Law Group

The reason is simple: clients want white glove service, and lawyers who can win. Every single client who works with the Spodek Law Group is aware that the attorney they hire could drastically change the outcome of their case. Hiring the Spodek Law Group means you’re taking your future seriously. Our lawyers handle cases nationwide, ranging from NYC to LA. Our philosophy is fair and simple: our nyc criminal lawyers only take on clients who we know will benefit from our services.

We’re selective about the clients we work with, and only take on cases we know align with our experience – and where we can make a difference. This is different from other law firms who are not invested in your success nor care about your outcome.

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NYC Straw Buyer Fraud Lawyers

Spodek Law Group, PC, is a premier NYC straw buyer fraud law firm. This is a type of fraud in which someone buys a home under false pretenses. The goal of a straw buyer is to improperly obtain funds from a lender using false representations when applying. Because a financial institution is being defrauded, a straw buyer mortgage scheme can lead to federal bank fraud charges. Federal and state authorities are very aggressive going after straw buyers. Whether you organized, or simply agreed to act as the buyer – you are responsible for the entire scam, and can face decades in prison.
Straw buyers are defined as people who purchase a home, take a loan, and claim to live in the house and pay the mortgage – even though the buyer isn’t intending on doing any of the above. Straw buyers can be real people, and in some cases – are fake people. This is a very common type of mortgage fraud. Buyers often work with appraisers, realtors, or even mortgage brokers.
Below are examples of straw buyer mortgage fraud schemes. In these scams, someone wants to buy a home, but doesn’t have enough credit to qualify for a loan. The straw buyer agrees to take the loan and buy the home in his name – representing to the lender he will be the one living and paying for the home. Straw buyers often friends, or family members, or a stranger – who is being given financial incentives. Straw buyers are often paid thousands of dollars to participate in the fraudulent mortgage application. Realtors who participate in this type of scam, often inflate the home purchase price – or inflate their commission, in order to get more funds.
Straw buyers are involved in the following scams.
Reverse mortgage: Straw buyer in this case is a senior who takes ownership of a foreclosed home. The straw buyer lives in the home, and takes a reverse mortgage on the house and asks for a lump sum. The buyer, and others in the scam leave the home after getting it.
Builder bailout: A builder needs to make it look like his project is profitable. So, in order to do this, he finds a straw buyer – to make it look like his properties sell. He uses this to incentivize a lender to give him money. The lender renews the builder’s loan based on the sale of the home. The builder sell the house to the straw buyer for more than the house is worth in order to get more funds. The builder may also provide a financial incentive to the straw buyer without disclosing this to the lender.
Mortgage broker scams: A mortgage broker gets loans for a straw buyer. The proceeds of the loans are taken by the scammers. Multiple loans are gotten on the same property. The closing are scheduled close together, so they lenders don’t realize the same home is being used as collateral for multiple mortgages.
Section 1344, defines a federal offense of bank fraud – to anyone who participated in the scheme to improperly obtain funds or assets. When a loan is gotten through false pretenses, this can lead to federal charges. Bank fraud has a maximum of 30 years in prison, in addition to a fine of $1,000,000. If you are involved in a straw buyer scheme, you need to contact our NYC straw buyer criminal lawyers. NY penal code Section 187 prohibits residential mortgage fraud. The amount of money, defrauded, defines the degree of the offense and the penalties. Typically, you can also expect mail and wire fraud charges if you sent the documents for the mortgage application through the mail, or internet, or other wire services. Each of these offenses carry a 30 year imprisonment, or a $1 million fine.

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