If the FBI contacts you and they want to speak with you about your mortgage, the first order of business is to contact a Tampa Criminal Defense Lawyer . One that is experienced and Board Certified is even better. Speaking with the government about mortgage fraud before contacting a criminal defense lawyer is not in your best interest.
The government could be investigating you due to the real estate boom of the early 2000′s. Tampa Criminal Defense Lawyer, Lori D. Palmieri explains that,
“Although most people applied for mortgages completely and truthfully, some individuals were mislead by unscrupulous brokers. Some brokers falsified paperwork in order to expedite the loan approval.”
Many clients admit to not reading all of the documents that they signed at closing. Unfortunately, unscrupulous parties can take advantage of this and add, remove or falsify certain documents.
The most important thing you can do when in a mortgage fraudsituation is to contact a Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney before speaking to anyone. It is completely acceptable to tell the government that you would like to wait until your attorney is present before making any statements.