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Bank fraud is a white collar criminal offense that is perpetrated against a financial institution. It typically involves an individual or entity using fraudulent means to obtain funds or assets held by a bank. However, it can also occur when a financial institution makes misrepresentations to appear financially stable in order to persuade third parties to invest or deposit funds.

Bank fraud is a serious offense that carries considerable penalties, including decades in prison and heavy fines. You need equally serious legal counsel to challenge such charges, or even an investigation of bank fraud. Cogdell Law Firm is prepared to deliver the criminal defense representation you need. Since 1988, we have been fighting for defendants in state and federal courts, and we have built a reputation for our successful case results, even in the most complex and high-profile cases.

Contact a Houston bank fraud defense lawyer at (713) 426-2244 for a confidential consultation.

The Bank Fraud Statute

Bank fraud is a federal crime and it is defined by the Bank Fraud Statute as “Whoever knowingly executes, or attempts to execute, a scheme or artifice – (1) to defraud a financial institution; or (2) to obtain any of the moneys, funds, credits, assets, securities, or other property owned by, or under the custody or control of, a financial institution, by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises.”

If you are found guilty of bank fraud, you could be sentenced to up to 30 years in federal prison and may face a penalty of up to $1,000,000. In addition to these punishments, having bank fraud allegations made against you can severely damage your reputation and make it difficult to secure employment in the future.

Types of Bank Fraud

There are a variety of types of bank fraud including:

  • Accounting fraud;
  • Check fraud;
  • Credit card fraud;
  • Embezzlement;
  • Fraudulent loans or falsifying documents;
  • Forgery;
  • Identity theft;
  • Internet fraud;
  • Mortgage fraud;
  • Stolen checks;
  • Uninsured deposits; and
  • Wire transfer fraud.

Charges of defrauding a financial institution should be taken very seriously. If you have been accused of committing bank fraud, it is imperative that you involve a Houston fraud defense attorney immediately for the advice, guidance, and legal protection you need.

Contact Cogdell Law Firm today at (713) 426-2244 for seasoned insight and aggressive counsel.

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