Business Fraud and Insider Trading
If you are under investigation or have been charged with business fraud, theft, or embezzlement, it is critical to obtain aggressive representation immediately. While most business fraud and embezzlement charges are federal crimes, some, such as mortgage fraud, are levied at the state level. It is the far reaching and complex nature of these cases that demands a criminal defense attorney who is experienced in federal and state courtrooms.
Attorney David Joffe has tried more than hundreds of cases in front of federal and state juries. In one such theft case, Mr. Joffe leveraged his experience in thorough discovery techniques, depositions and investigation, to convince the prosecution to drop all charges related to allegations of grand theft in the first degree in excess of $100,000, which carried a possible sentence of 15 years in prison.
Business fraud charges may occur when an employee commits theft against his/her employer, and attempts to conceal the theft and used the assets for personal gain.
Other business fraud and theft charges include forgery, insider trading, and bank and accounting fraud. Individuals and organizations are often vulnerable to these federal and state charges without even realizing their exposure.
Insider trading is defined as any manipulative or deceptive activities which affect the purchase or sale of securities, usually including the misrepresentation or omission of material information. Insider trading charges can result in serious criminal charges. Mail fraud and/or wire fraud charges, which often accompany securities fraud charges, are described as the use of mail to further a scheme to defraud. The scheme does not have to be successful in order for the government to obtain a conviction and each mailing is a separate offense. Conspiracy to commit mail fraud may also be charged with mail fraud charges. Additionally, in the wire fraud statute, the government must prove that the defendant intentionally participated in a scheme to defraud and used wire communications to further that scheme. Investment fraud or “ponzi scheme” charges often accompany mail fraud and/or wire fraud charges. Additionally, charges may include conspiracy to commit wire fraud, which is commonly charged with wire fraud.
This is a complex web of charges that carry heavy penalties at the state and federal level. Don’t risk your livelihood and your freedom. Contact Joffe Law, P.A. now to secure the aggressive, thorough representation these charges demand. Call our office at 954-723-0007 to get the experienced defense you need.