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Mortgage Fraud in Anchorage

Anchorage Criminal Defense Lawyer

According the Federal Bureau of Investigation, there are numerous counts of mortgage fraud that are reported every year, and billions of dollars are lost in these various schemes. Because of this, the FBI is intent on seeing these numbers drop, and guilty defrauders severely punished. Penalties that could ensue for conviction of a mortgage fraud offense will depend on the duration and number of fraudulent activities, the amount of money involved, and other various elements.

It is important to know that there are a number of different offenses that can be committed that will most likely warrant a federal mortgage fraud charge, according to the FBI, these can include the following among others:

  • Air loans
  • Builder bailout/condo conversion
  • Commercial real estate loans
  • Equity skimming
  • Foreclosure rescue schemes
  • Illegal property flipping

Charged with mortgage fraud?

Essentially, the crime of mortgage fraud utilizes deception, intentional misrepresentation, or deliberate omission for the purpose of obtaining a higher loan than would otherwise be obtained, or deliberately defrauding another for personal gain. If you have been arrested and charged with an offense of mortgage fraud, then you need a skilled Anchorage criminal defense attorney from the Law Offices of Steve M. Wells on your side.

Attorney Steve Wells is a dedicated lawyer with nearly 23 years of experience in defending the rights of the criminally accused. Facing criminal charges can be one of the scariest and most difficult times of your life. For this reason, you need a lawyer on your side who will take the time to understand your fears, your case, and will provide you with the moral support as well as the aggressive defense that you need throughout the duration of this case.

He has provided significantly favorable results for clients where other law firms have advised them to accept a highly undesirable settlement. Contact him today for the representation that you need on your side!

The Right Lawyer Can Make The Difference

Here are a few achievements that set Attorney Steve Wells apart:
  • Founding President of the AACDL

    (Alaska Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers)

  • Former Member of the Board of Directors of the NACDL

    (National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers)

  • CLE Presenter Nationwide

    (Continuing Legal Education or Seminars for Lawyers)

Hear It From Our Clients

  • “The charges against me were dismissed.”


  • “A friend recommended I hire Steve Wells.”