Theft, Wire Fraud and the New Cottage Industry of Arresting Mortgage Brokers

Criminal defense attorneys in Florida increasingly are speaking out against the politically targeted and politically motivated prosecutions mounted by the US attorney in South Florida.

Fort Lauderdale and Miami have seen arrests of local real estate professionals by the federal prosecutor in the Southern District of Florida explode in numbers and scope.

These arrests reflect the fact that Fort Lauderdale Broward County and Miami have witnessed the greatest increase and greatest fall in real estate values.

The political fallout is very real. The headlines made big news. Those arrested for fraud and theft are increasingly facing harsh sentences.

Defense attorneys in Fort Lauderdale Miami in Palm Beach see these arrests as a new cottage industry for South Florida prosecutors.