Bank Fraud

Bank fraud is a federal criminal offense which consists of the knowing execution, or attempted execution, of a scheme or artifice: (1) to defraud a financial institution; or (2) to obtain any of the money, 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. “Schemes and artifices” which are commonly used to commit bank fraud include check fraud and theft, check kiting, accounting fraud, loan fraud, credit card fraud, identity theft, phishing, and money laundering.

Bank fraud is punishable by a fine of up to $1,000,000.00 and up to 30 years imprisonment.

Given the high stakes involved, it is imperative that individuals facing a federal bank fraud charge choose an attorney with the knowledge and experience necessary to defend such a case. I have chosen to focus my practice on White Collar Crimes, including bank fraud. Over the last 38 years, I have earned a successful track record in high stakes white collar matters and have argued before the United States Supreme Court as well as other federal courts throughout the country. I fight hard to enforce the rights of my clients, and I believe in the integrity of that fight.

If you have questions or concerns about a federal bank fraud matter, I invite you to contact me directly to discuss it at (212 639-1600 or You will discuss your concerns with me personally—never an associate or a paralegal. In addition, you should know that your contact with me, and with my firm, is privileged under the law, regardless of whether or not you decide to retain my firm to represent you.

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