Bank Fraud And Counterfeiting
White collar crimes are serious offenses in Florida and throughout the United States. A white collar bank fraud criminal conviction can have life-altering consequences if you are convicted. If you are under investigation for or have been indicted or otherwise charged with the white collar crime of bank fraud, you should immediately contact the federal defense attorneys at 407-246-0066.
At The Law Office of Corey I. Cohen & Associates, our founder is a former state and federal prosecutor who knows both sides of the system to help you get the best results. Corey I Cohen is also a member of the federal Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel for the Middle District of Florida. Our entire defense team benefits from his extensive background prosecuting and defending criminal cases, including bank fraud.
The Federal Bank Fraud Statute, 18 U.S.C. § 1344, Provides as Follows:
Whoever knowingly executes, or attempts to execute, a scheme or artifice
(1) to defraud a financial institution; or (2) to obtain any of the moneys, funds, credits, assets, securities, or other property owned by, or under the custody or control of, a financial institution, by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises; shall be fined not more than $1 million or imprisoned not more than 30 years, or both.
While the two subsections proscribe slightly different conduct, “a person may commit bank fraud by violating either subsection.” United States v. Brandon, 298 F.3d 307, 311 (4th Cir. 2002), citing United States v. Colton, 231 F.3d 890, 897 (4th Cir. 2000). The two subsections are in the disjunctive, so that an individual may commit bank fraud under provision (1) by defrauding a financial institution without making the false or fraudulent representations required by provision (2).” United States v. Brandon, 150 F.Supp.2d 883 (E.D.Va. 2001).
The criminal law elements of a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1344 (1) bank fraud, which must be contained in an indictment and must be proved by the government beyond a reasonable doubt, are as follows:
- The defendant knowingly executed or attempted to execute a scheme or artifice to defraud.
- The defendant did defraud or attempt to defraud the financial institution.
- The defendant used a material misrepresentation or concealment of a material fact as part of the scheme or attempted scheme.
- The financial institution was insured or chartered by the federal government.
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