West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer

PALM BEACH CRIMINAL ATTORNEY

The Law Office of Steven M. Logan serves West Palm Beach and Palm Beach County primarily in the practice of Criminal Defense and has done so for nearly 30 years.

The Crime in West Palm Beach is not limited to Drugs and Guns anymore. Crime has become more sophisticated sometimes referred to as White Collar crime and Fraud.

My experience is not limited to violent crimes such as Robbery, Battery, Domestic Violence, but also crimes of sophisticated fraud such as, money laundering, counterfeiting and Ponzi Schemes.

Mortgage Foreclosure business, especially in Palm Beach, has become a cottage industry for lawyers, who represent the creditors or the debtors in Civil court. Mortgage Foreclosure has also brought upon criminal charges of Mortgage Fraud.

Mortgage fraud is not limited to a debtor who may have overvalued his or hers income and/or net worth when applying for a mortgage loan, or to H.U.D, but also may include a more sophisticated scheme by Mortgage brokers, Realtors who overvalue the property together with sham buyers or strawmen. The situation in Wellington, Florida in the Versailles development is a prime example:

The defendants used “straw buyers” to submit false documentation substantially inflating the purchase price of the properties to various mortgage lenders. As part of the conspiracy, double HUD-1 Settlement Statements where the defendants used “straw buyers” to submit false documentation substantially inflating the purchase price of the properties to various mortgage lenders. As part of the conspiracy, double HUD-1 Settlement Statements were prepared. One set with the real price was provided to the seller and another set with the inflated price was provided to the lender. The difference between the real price and the inflated price was either made to appear as if it were a debt owed to business entities controlled by the defendants and their co-conspirators, or was made to appear as profits to the seller. The fraudulent loan proceeds were instead laundered through multiple accounts to conceal the source and distribution of the money and were ultimately used for the benefit of the defendants and their co-conspirators.re prepared. One set with the real price was provided to the seller and another set with the inflated price was provided to the lender. The difference between the real price and the inflated price was either made to appear as if it were a debt owed to business entities controlled by the defendants and their co-conspirators, or was made to appear as profits to the seller. The fraudulent loan proceeds were instead laundered through multiple accounts to conceal the source and distribution of the money and were ultimately used for the benefit of the defendants and their co-conspirators.

As often is the case, especially in Federal Court, the most culpable people get better deals than the small players because their cooperation is more valued since they have more knowledge of the scheme and they can drag more people into the prosecution.

It is important to hire West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer Steven Logan who has knowledge and experience in Fraud and Conspiracy charges. For more information on Conspiracy please click to that area on my website.

Please Contact Palm Beach Attorney Steven M. Logan at (561) 791-1882 so we can discuss your case. During your free consultation we will discuss confidentially under the attorney/client privilege the facts and the law in your case.

  • We will evaluate the Government’s case against you.
  • We will discuss whether the police or other law enforcement agencies violated your rights.
  • We will discuss possible penalties you are facing.
  • We will discuss a proactive defense towards achieving the best result possible.
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