Los Angeles Mail Fraud Attorney
Criminal Lawyer Defending Federal Crimes
If you are being investigated for mail fraud the investigation is going to revolve around two specific points:
- Did one willfully and intentionally devise or intend to devise a scheme or means to defraud another person of money or property
- Was the fraud carried out using the postal system in some way
Mail fraud is covered by Title 18 of the United States Code. This statute is often used as a basis for a separate federal prosecution of what would otherwise have been only a violation of a state law. Being investigated or charged with mail fraud is a serious federal offense and it is vital that anyone being investigated for it obtain the help of a capable Los Angeles criminal defense attorney that can fully assist you regarding the allegations.
Fighting Federal Charges in Los Angeles
Prosecutors and investigators will be aggressive in pursuing charges and it can be a fairly long, drawn out and nerve wracking process. If an individual is convicted of mail fraud they face stiff fines or imprisonment for up to 20 years, or both. If the violation affects a financial institution like a bank, the fine can go as high as $1,000,000 or imprisonment up to 30 years, or both.
Any federal investigation is a serious matter and it is not a situation where you want to go it alone. Our legal staff knows how federal prosecutors think and act in this kind of an investigation, and can base our defense on our extensive experience. With over 100 years of combined legal experience, you can be assured that you will be working with a knowledgeable attorney from our firm who will help facilitate the best outcome possible regarding the investigation. Contact Cron, Israels & Stark at the onset of a mail fraud investigation. You will be able to meet with an accomplished criminal defense lawyer who can guide you through the process and advise you on what your best legal options are.
Related Federal Mail Fraud Stories in the News:
U.S. Dept of Justice - "Malibu Man Arrested on Federal Mail and Wire Fraud Charges in Ponzi Scheme"
A federal grand jury in Los Angeles indicted a man for mail fraud, wire fraud, money laundering and failing to file federal income tax returns.
United States Dept of Justice - "Santa Ana Investment Advisor Charged with Running Ponzi Scheme"
The owner of a Santa Ana, California investment firm has been charged in a federal criminal information that charges him with mail fraud and securities fraud related to a Ponzi scheme that collected more than $10 million from two dozen victims, many of them were elderly residents of Orange County and Los Angeles County.
United States Department of Justice - "Defendant Who Sold Fake Art Sentenced to Federal Prison"
In Los Angeles, a Woodland Hills man who sold fake art through a rigged televised art auction has been sentenced to five years in federal prison. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, mail fraud, interstate transportation of stolen property, and failure to file a tax return.