Fraud is a type of theft crime committed by deception. To commit fraud, a person would intentionally deceive another person, usually for personal financial gain. When fraud is committed against a government entity or financial institution or is committed across state lines or national borders, a defendant may face federal charges.
Immediately involving an attorney is the most important thing you can do if you or your company is under investigation for fraud. This is a sensitive situation that may negatively impact your career, employment and future business opportunities. You may also face extremely harsh penalties under Federal Sentencing Guidelines, such as up to 30 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $1,000,000 if a financial institution was the victim or attempted victim of fraud. Even an attempt to commit fraud, as long as some step was taken to carry out the act, may result in federal fraud charges and these extreme penalties if a defendant is convicted.
With my experience in handling federal crime cases in Los Angeles and for clients throughout the U.S., I provide hard-hitting defense representation at any stage of a client’s case. This includes if a client is under investigation or has just been contacted by a federal agent for “questioning”. These are matters best addressed by an aggressive lawyer if you are to be certain that your legal rights will not be violated in any way. I handle federal fraud charges involving:
These are just a few of the types of cases I can handle. I welcome you to contact my offices for a comprehensive review of your particular charges.