The Feuer Law Firm: Successful Defense Attorneys for White Collar Crimes
Fraud is a form of theft crime which is carried out through deception, toward convincing another into surrendering money or other property. Fraud based offenses, not involving violence, are considered white collar crimes.
White collar crimes refer to an array of non-violent crimes that are economic in nature, often committed by people who by their station in life or position in a trade or business (CEO, CFO, manager, doctors, medical professionals, pharmacists, etc.) commit unlawful acts through fraud, deception, and theft against the public.
Fraud crimes are often linked to other forms of fraud (ex. bank fraud is often linked to wire and money fraud). Fraud and white collar offenses are punishable by probation, house arrest, repayment of stolen funds, fines, and imprisonment.
Some of the types of White Collar / Fraud Crimes that our firm handles includes, but is not limited to:
- Bank Fraud
Bank fraud involves defrauding a federally insured bank via forged or falsified loan documents, forged letters of credit, forged checks, etc.
- Check Fraud
Check fraud involves the writing or issuing of bad checks which the issuer knows there are not funds to cover payment, but issues them anyway.
- Computer Related Crimes (Cyber Crimes)
Computer related crimes can include identify theft, sale of illegal products, gambling, hacking and disseminating computer viruses, fraud and child pornography.
Forgery involves copying or altering something (check, deed, mortgage, prescriptions, wills, etc.) in order to pass the copy or altered version off as original and authentic.
- Mail Fraud
Mail Fraud includes credit card fraud, medical drug fraud and any other type of fraud which is committed by or facilitated through the mail. Mail Fraud includes any scheme or artifice to defraud another of anything of value utilizing representations or promises through the use of the Postal Service or commercial interstate carrier.
- Money Laundering
Money laundering is the process of concealing the true source of illegally obtained money and entering it back into circulation.
- Mortgage Fraud
Mortgage fraud is any action that defrauds people or companies involved in buying or selling property, or lending money for the purchase of property. Fraud can be committed by buyers, sellers, realtors, insurers, real estate agents, banks, etc.
- Prescription Fraud
Prescription fraud is the illegal possession of prescription drugs for personal use or profit. This can include doctor shopping (prescriptions from multiple doctors), forging prescriptions, altering existing prescriptions, illegally possessing a prescription pad, prescribing without seeing patient, etc.
- Racketeering (RICO)
The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) Act provides federal and state prosecutors with a tool to prosecute racketeering cases. RICO is a federal law that makes it illegal for criminal organizations to profit from any legitimate business operation. RICO cases can include bribery, tax evasion, wire fraud, bank fraud, ponzi schemes, embezzlement, insurance fraud, securities fraud, money laundering, etc.
- Telemarketing Fraud
Telemarketing fraud is the act of defrauding an individual through the use of telephone lines, cell phones, the internet (VOIP), Instant Message (IM), chat rooms, email, etc. Schemes often require victims to pay upfront in order to receive the product or service (charities, prize promotions, magazine subscriptions, vacations and timeshare rentals, credit card sales, etc.); then not delivering after payment has been received.
- Uttering a Forged Instrument
Uttering a forged instrument is when a person knowingly publishes or puts into circulation any forged or altered financial document, legal document or other writing (fake license or passport, fake or forged check, fake insurance documents, etc.) with the intent to misrepresent it as true and defrauds others.
- Wire Fraud
Wire fraud occurs through the creation of any scheme or artifice to defraud, or for obtaining money or property by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises, transmits or causes to be transmitted by means of wire, radio, or television communication in interstate or foreign commerce, any writings, signs, signals, pictures, or sounds for the purpose of executing such scheme or artifice.
Attorney Leonard Feuer is a former prosecutor and an experienced criminal defense attorney. He understands the complexity of RICO charges and he understands what is at stake and knows how to protect your rights. He and will explain the penalties you may be facing, and analyze your case for possible defenses.
If you or a family member been accused of or arrested for a White Collar or Fraud Crime, contact The Feuer Law Firm.