Bank Fraud

Bank Fraud Defense in Los Angeles

Bank Fraud, sometimes called Financial Institution Fraud, is the most common criminal offense that white collar criminal defense lawyers handle in California. There are several forms of white collar crime that the federal government through the FBI’s Financial Institution Fraud Unit (F.I.F) will pursue. These white collar crimes include insider fraud, identity theft, check fraud, counterfeiting, check kiting, and mortgage fraud.

If you are accused of violating the law while in the employee of a bank or by using accounts of a financial institution you can be charged and prosecuted in federal court by what is loosely referred to as “bank fraud.”

More specifically, the United States Attorney’s Office will seek an Indictment (a document formally charging the person with a crime). Charges can be brought for charges as common as theft or embezzlement of monies by a bank employee, or for a more complex crime that may have been designed to defraud people or entities based upon false statements, such as an overvaluation of property or securities.

Indictments for other common schemes to defraud, such as processing multiple false loan applications, misuses of loaned monies or non-existent collateral being used to document a loan.

If you have been accused of bank fraud, it is past time to contact Bob Bernstein by phone. Call Mr. Bernstein 24/7 right now to talk personally and confidentially about the circumstances you or a loved one is confronting.


I believe that your Constitution Rights are most important when the “accused” –a lone individual– is facing the overwhelming power of the STATE. A good lawyer is your only protection between you and the Police, the District Attorney and the Court.

I will defend anyone accused of wrongdoing, regardless of the charge. Call me personally, Bob Bernstein, right this minute, DAY or NIGHT at 800-995-2911 to discuss your situation in complete confidence.