Florida Banking Fraud Attorneys

Criminal Defense for Mortgage Schemes and Lending Fraud

In the current real estate slump, investigators are casting a wider net than ever to crack down on fraud. The law firm of Charles B. Lembcke, P.A.represents mortgage brokers, appraisers, and banking officials accused of large-scale scams to obtain fraudulent loans, money laundering or otherwise profiting from large financial transactions.

Based in Jacksonville, we provide an aggressive, effective defense for executives and professionals throughout Florida in the banking and mortgage industries. We represent clients in federal or state prosecutions, related civil litigation, and appeals. If you have been indicted or even questioned, contact us immediately at (877) 355-5467.

Mortgage Fraud

Our Jacksonville law firm defends clients against alleged schemes to systematically obtain mortgage loans for personal profit. The typical case involves a mortgage broker accused of collusion with an appraisal company and a loan officer or bank executive, and closing attorney or agent — flipping properties at inflated prices or securing multiple mortgages under one person's name. Charges may include mortgage fraud, bank fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud or conspiracy, money laundering, any of which carry substantial prison time upon conviction — up to 30 years.

Banking Fraud

We have defended bank officials, developers and contractors, and other borrowers against charges of defrauding a financial institution:

  • Construction lending fraud
  • Mortgage origination kickbacks
  • Embezzlement
  • False Statements to Banks
  • Phony bank accounts and check kiting
  • Conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud

Fighting the Allegations

Litigation is all we do. Charles Lembcke is himself a former federal prosecutor who can anticipate and counter the government's strategies. Attorney Lembcke is a proven trial lawyer with a solid record of success in white collar crime defense. Our goal is keep clients out of prison and avoid forfeiture, through motions to dismiss or vigorous representation before a jury. If we gauge the prosecution's case to be solid, we will probe for a favorable plea agreement.

We commonly get involved prior to indictments, when federal or state fraud investigators discover suspicious transactions or federal agents start asking questions. We act quickly to quash search warrants, grand jury subpoenas and discovery that may aid the prosecution, conduct an independent investigation and pore over the prosecution's evidence to develop strategies for the defense.

At the Law Office of Charles B. Lembcke, P.A., you are represented only by experienced, senior attorneys who have taken banking fraud cases to trial and won. Contact our Jacksonville law firm at (877) 355-5467 to arrange a consultation.


Charles B. Lembcke has been recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America in the area of white collar criminal defense.

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Our Office:

8550 Cathedral Oaks Place West      Jacksonville, FL 32217

Phone: (904) 355-5467