Experienced Legal Defense In Mortgage Fraud Cases

"In the wake of the foreclosure crisis and the financial bailout of lenders that followed, state and federal law enforcement agencies have created special units dedicated to prosecuting mortgage fraud cases. The result has been more indictments alleging mortgage fraud-related crimes that may result in significant prison sentences and stiff fines."
-Cleveland, Ohio, lawyer Michael C. Hennenberg

Michael C. Hennenberg is an Ohio criminal defense lawyer who focuses his law practice on defending people charged with white collar crimes, including mortgage fraud. As a criminal trial advocate certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Mr. Hennenberg will skillfully defend homebuyers, mortgage officers, realtors, appraisers and others accused of falsely obtaining loans or conspiring to defraud lenders, homeowners or the government against federal and Ohio state criminal charges.

Contact Mr. Hennenberg today.

There are a variety of criminal mortgage or banking fraud schemes the government targets. Here are some examples:

  • Equity skimming. In this type of case, a homeowner is persuaded to sign over the deed to his or her home to an investor who promises to rescue the property from foreclosure. Through a shell corporation, the investor depletes the equity of the home through upfront fees, while he or she collects monthly rent from the victim, but never makes a mortgage payment — until the mortgage holder forecloses on the property.
  • Homebuyers are accused of mortgage fraud who have allegedly misrepresented income, debts or other information to qualify for a home loan.
  • Property flipping. Essentially, the client is alleged to have purchased and resold property several times utilizing fraudulent appraisals.

Michael C. Hennenberg Is a Cuyahoga County Criminal Defense Attorney Committed to Aggressively Defending Your Rights and Freedom

If you have been charged with a state or federal mortgage fraud crime, you will need sharp and aggressive legal counsel to respond to these serious felony charges.

When he represents a client accused of a mortgage fraud crime, Mr. Hennenberg takes a comprehensive approach. He thoroughly researches every aspect of the events leading to the indictment and dissects every element of the case. When it will assist in the defense effort, he will, with the client's authority, call upon experts in taxation, evidence and other disciplines --including former federal agents and private investigators -- to build a strong defense for his clients.

Michael C. Hennenberg will aggressively defend your rights and freedom at every stage of the legal process.

Contact a Cleveland Mortgage Fraud Defense Lawyer

To schedule a consultation about a mortgage fraud case, contact Michael C. Hennenberg in Cleveland, Ohio.