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Bank Fraud Attorney Seattle

Q & A With Scott Engelhard

Interviewer: What is Bank Fraud?

Scott Engelhard: Bank fraud means any scheme or plan against a bank or other “financial institution” to obtain money, credit, security, asset or other property by means of a false statement, false promise or misrepresentation. Bank fraud can be as simple as check kiting or depositing forged checks, to complex schemes or series of transactions, identity fraud, computer crimes, theft or embezzlement.

Interviewer: When do I need an Attorney for Bank Fraud Charges?

Scott Engelhard: Hiring a lawyer before charges are filed is often essential to getting the best result possible in a bank fraud case. Oftentimes there are issues that can be investigated, and questions that can be resolved, early on during the investigation that can limit the scope and extent of the investigation. For example, there is a question about what transactions were involved, how much loss occurred (if any) to the bank, and also questions of motivation before any fraud may have occurred. A fair and early resolution of those questions is critical to getting the best result possible. Thus, it is very important for me to get involved early in the investigation stage of the case.

Interviewer: Why Choose Us?

Scott Engelhard: I have handled dozens of bank fraud cases over the years in both federal court and state court, and I’ve had a great deal of success in those cases.  I aggressively challenge the prosecutors as to proof of fraud, and work hard to achieve the best result possible for my client. I also believe that if there has been some fraud established, it is extremely important to show that the loss amount is limited, and to explain the facts and circumstances behind the mistakes in judgment that will result in the lowest sentence possible. So, I get actively involved in these cases early on, meeting with my client and gathering support for our defense in order to get the best result possible.

About Our Services

Scott Engelhard has over 26 years of experience handling criminal cases in Federal Court and State Court. He has handled dozens of complex cases, and hundreds of smaller cases, at both trial and on appeal. If you or a loved one are under investigation for or charged with a crime, contact us for a free […]

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As a graduate of UCLA School of Law and having argued many cases before the Washington Supreme Court as well as the Federal Ninth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeal, I will share with you the law applicable to your case and help you reach the best result possible in your case. Contact us with […]

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