New York Bank Fraud Attorneys
Bank Fraud Defense Lawyers in New York
Crimes considered bank fraud, a wide sub-class of “white collar crime,” fall into two categories: those perpetrated by a bank, and those perpetrated against a bank. An individual might be committing bank fraud if he or she tried to obtain funds or assets from a bank by fraudulent means – such as misrepresenting one’s identity or finances. A bank or individuals representing a bank may commit fraud by falsifying accounting reports; sharing false financial information with employees, customers, shareholders, or regulators; or rogue trading.
Offenses that constitute bank fraud include:
- Using fake checks
- Check kiting
- Using a stolen credit card
- Knowingly cashing invalid or stolen checks
- Rogue trading
- Falsifying accounting reports
- Failing to keep accurate accounting
- Soliciting uninsured deposits
- Making or taking fraudulent loans
- Money laundering
Bank fraud is a large category containing many criminal activities. As such, acts of bank fraud are usually entangled with other (real or alleged) crimes. Because banks often do business over state lines, this can mean a person charged with bank fraud can face conviction of a federal crime, as well as crimes at the state and local level.
Bank fraud investigations and charges are knotty and highly technical. In fact, you may have found yourself in this situation because you were insufficiently informed of regulatory obligations or other rules. Because of this, you need a trusted attorney with as much experience working a courtroom as working a boardroom, someone who can negotiate with prosecutors as well as regulators.
Over 30 years of legal, banking, and business experience
For over 30 years, the attorneys at Aiello & Cannick have represented clients in bank fraud investigations. With extensive knowledge of state, and federal banking regulations, and with the resources and cost-sensitivity to help local, regional, and international banks as well as their customers, our efforts have earned us a reputation for discretion, thoroughness, creativity, and hard work, evidenced by our catalog of victories both in and out of the courtroom.
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