Angelo Mozilo is in hot water with mortgage fraud charges and civil lawsuits in 4 states, Florida included. Mozilo’s Countrywide Financial is just one of the many mortgage brokerages under fire for profiting and conductive illegal activity during the recently devastating boom and bust. Last July, Bank of America, for $2.5 billion, bought Countrywide with Mozilo leaving soon after the completion of the deal.
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.
South Florida criminal defense lawyer Ralph Behr is an expert at all white collar crimes and is ready to handle your case with veracity and experience. All appointments at his law office are confidential and free of charge in your discernment of retaining a professional for your criminal matter. Do not hesitate to call Attorney Behr’s Fort Lauderdale legal office and have any questions you may be thinking of, answered. Over 30 years of experience in legal experience; get moving on your case and hire an attorney that will save you time and money in the long run.