Inyang Amos was charged via a superseding indictment with 10 counts of mortgage fraud through interstate wire, one count of engaging in a monetary transaction involving criminally derived property and two counts of aggravated identity theft. He allegedly devised and executed the fraudulent scheme from 2003 through 2006 in which 15 residences were purchased and resulted in a loss totaling $400,000 to various mortgage lenders he worked with. Inyang would recruit others in order to have money lent to them by mortgage lenders and appearing to them as a person in the “real estate business.” Single family homes were the primary target and promising financial terms lured in his victims. If found guilty of these charge, he faces a max of 20 years in prison on each count of mortgage fraud, 10 years for the transaction count and minimum of 2 years for each aggravated identity theft count. A Federal district court judge will be responsible for the sentencing.
A white collar offense can also lead to civil lawsuits filed by the government or the persons who were allegedly victimized by the crime. Unlike in a criminal case, the accused in a civil lawsuit does not have the right to remain silent, and they may be obligated to testify at their own trial. An attorney will not be appointed for them if they cannot afford one on their own.
Attorney Ralph Behr, Fort Lauderdale, is 1 of only 14 attorneys in Broward County who is board certified as an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). FINRA regulates and enforces all securities laws that affect Stock Brokerage firms, the NY Stock Exchange, dealers, and all areas of securities law. Attorney Ralph Behr has years of legal experience in successfully defending white collar cases in the state of Florida. He is also a board certified criminal trial attorney who has spent over 30 years aggressively defending thousands of clients in all areas of criminal law.