Florida Federal Criminal Defense Attorney, David J. Joffe focuses on criminal defense of persons accused of white collar crimes. David J. Joffe has personally handled over 500 Federal cases. Call today for a confidential consultation.
Bankruptcy fraud constitutes the concealing and misstatement of assets during
bankruptcy proceedings. Individuals and corporations can be investigated and
prosecuted under bankruptcy fraud statutes. Bankruptcy laws can be found in
Title 11 of the U.S. Code. Criminal sanctions can be found in Title 18 of the
U.S. Code, §§ 152 and 157.
Bankruptcy fraud cases are investigated by the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation’s Bankruptcy Fraud Program. Cases are then referred to the Department of Justice for prosecution. In 2006, the IRS initiated 32 bankruptcy fraud investigations. Twenty-four were prosecuted and ten sentenced. The average sentence was 29 months in either federal prison or another form of detention.
Bankruptcies are steadily increasing, according to the United States Bankruptcy Court. Bankruptcies reached 1.7 million in fiscal year 2003. Bankruptcy fraud cases are also increasing. The Department of Justice estimates that 10 percent of all bankruptcy petitions contain some elements of fraud.
Those convicted of bankruptcy fraud face fines, imprisonment of no more than five years, or both. If you are under investigation or face prosecution for bankruptcy fraud, it is important to seek the counsel of an experienced bankruptcy fraud defense attorney as soon as possible.
Bank fraud, a Federal criminal offense, is defined as planning to obtain property or money from any federally insured financial institution. Considered a white collar crime, bank fraud charges are brought against bank insiders, such as loan officers, currency traders, and other bank personnel.
Bank fraud charges can also apply to persons outside the banking industry. Charges include: forgery, stolen checks, accounting fraud, check kiting, credit card fraud, theft of payment cards, identity theft, fraudulent loan applications, internet fraud, and money laundering.
Joffe Law represented a woman charged in a massive check cashing in bank fraud scheme. The woman had been sentenced to a federal prison time in order to pay a large sum of money for restitution by the trial court. Counsel was successful in representing client before United States Court of Appeals in and for the 11th circuit in Atlanta, Georgia. The case was remanded for re-sentencing for less time than client had already served and restitution was lowered from approximately $300,000 to approximately $1800.
Joffe Law represented a bank manager who had allegedly engaging bank fraud. The bank manager was allegedly engaged in bank fraud involving Small Business Administration bank loans. Joffe Law was able to have client placed into a federal pretrial diversion program after paying a specific restitution amount. Client was able to avoid potential deportation and pursue full citizenship. Additionally, client was able to remain in the United States with client's young daughter. Charges were ultimately dismissed!
Call or contact Joffe Law today at 954.723.0007 for a Confidential Consultation regarding your case.
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Representative case results include:
Latest Verdict: Trial attorney David Joffe is granted an acquittal for his client who was facing a mandatory life sentence if convicted in a federal drug importation case
As a result of masterful cross examination of six (6) key witnesses at trial, Mr. Joffe’s motion was granted to acquit his client of all charges in a federal drug importation case. The case involved 26 kilograms of cocaine and 5 kilograms of heroin. The Judge, a former prosecutor has not granted such a request in more than twenty (20) years of service on the bench. Mr. Joffe received positive written comments from more than twenty (20) peer attorneys.
David J. Joffe obtains not guilty jury verdict in federal drug case in forty (40) minutes after one (1) day trial. Client acquitted of 10 year mandatory jail sentence.
Defendant was convicted of two counts. The law firm again represented defendant on the direct appeal to the United States Court of Appeals in and for the Eleventh Circuit. The law firm was successful in having one count vacated and defendant was remanded for re-sentencing before the District Court. The Court sentenced defendant to non-reporting probation.
State Attorney dismissed marijuana possession case after reading one motion detailing improper search and seizure.
Male Charged with Mortgage Fraud Gets No Prison Time
Miami: 29 defendants charged in drug importation and credit card scheme and only ONE goes free! His attorney was David J Joffe!
20 year old female Gets Reduced Sentence for Drug Charge
Charges Dismissed on Battery of a Law Enforcement Officer
Ex-banker not charged with theft of goods through interstate commerce
Florida criminal defense lawyer, David J. Joffe successfully reduces sentence of Colombian crew men on freighter with two tons of cocaine