If you have been accused of embezzling government money or are facing any federal charges related to embezzlement, it is crucial to act quickly and involve an attorney who has experience in dealing with these specific investigations and charges. With more than 20 years of experience in this field and an undying commitment to preserving my clients’ rights and freedom, I am here to offer you honest and aggressive legal representation. I welcome you to read more about this federal offense or to contact my offices at your earliest convenience for a confidential consultation.
What is embezzlement?
Embezzlement may be defined as misusing or misappropriating money or property that has been entrusted to the defendant. Two potential examples of federal embezzlement may include: embezzlement of government funds or property or embezzlement committed by any employee of a financial institution.
Embezzlement by a bank officer or employee is a federal crime outlined in U.S. Code Section 656. It is punishable by a fine of up to $1,000,000 or 30 years in prison, or both by a fine and imprisonment. If the amount of money or property allegedly embezzled is valued at less than $1,000, however, the defendant will face a fine and/or imprisonment for up to 1 year.
Challenging Federal Embezzlement Charges
Aggressively challenging federal charges or an investigation involving embezzlement is the only way to approach these cases. Most of the time, federal prosecutors are only really interested in restitution for the alleged victim. I understand the value of avoiding an unnecessary sentence in federal prison for a person who has been accused of a nonviolent crime. Many people accused of embezzlement are prominent members of society in good standing. I will fight to help you avoid incarceration and will also work tirelessly to preserve your reputation and career. If your case can be settled out of court to avoid media attention and harsh penalties, I will seek this resolution on your behalf. If we believe your interests are better served by fighting to the end in federal court, I will not stop until I have exhausted every strategy and resource to seek the best result possible.