Bank Fraud is a very serious Federal Criminal Offense and can carry punishments of imprisonment of up to 30 years and fines of a million dollars. These crimes were defined and expanded in in 1984, as part of the Comprehensive Crime Control Act, found in 18 U.S.C. § 1344.
These laws allow the Government to prosecute fraud related crimes committed against banks or financial institutions controlled or governed by the Government. The general definition of bank fraud occurs when someone knowingly engages in “a scheme” to gain assets under the control of a bank or financial institution using methods such as false or fraudulent representations and/or promises.
Bank Fraud generally occurs when someone engages in wire fraud and or mail fraud, forgery of checks or documents and the like.
If you are accused of bank fraud or related charges you should immediately engage the services of a knowledgeable and competent Federal Criminal Defense Attorney to fight the allegations and the case on your behalf. This is perhaps the single most important thing you can do to ensure you protect your rights and interests. Contact Attorney Josh Tomsheck at the Law Firm of Hofland & Tomsheck today and let us start fighting for you.