The government is vigilant in prosecuting frauds against government programs as well as schemes perpetrated against members of the public. Fraud and embezzlement against government programs can take a variety of forms, including program fraud, embezzlement, false statements to government entities, contract fraud, mail fraud and wire fraud.
Frauds against members of the public also vary, and they include investment fraud schemes, bank fraud, credit union fraud, money laundering and securities fraud. The federal government, for example, has a number of agencies with jurisdiction to investigate such crimes, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Secret Service, the Securities & Exchange Commission, and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. If there is public money involved, or if the investing public is harmed, the government will find a way to prosecute those it believes are responsible.
The investigation of these offenses is usually protracted, and the government can sweep with a very wide net. If you suspect you are under investigation, you should retain counsel promptly. The fraud and embezzlement criminal defense lawyers at Willey & Chamberlain have the experience and judgment you need to combat such an investigation, deal with the investigative agency involved and protect your rights.
If charges are unfounded, we have what it takes to marshal the evidence to refute the government’s suspicions and present it in time so that it makes a difference. If charges are likely, we know how to address your concerns, develop a strategy and prepare for the challenge ahead.
The fraud and embezzlement attorneys at Willey & Chamberlain provide the skilled legal advice and representation of a large law firm, and the personalized service of solo practitioners. We are fully committed to protecting our clients’ rights and interests, and will work tirelessly to protect your future.
If you have been charged with fraud or embezzlement, you need aggressive, effective and efficient representation dedicated to protecting your rights and interests at every stage of your case. The experienced attorneys at Willey & Chamberlain will effectively support you from the grand jury investigation through an appeal, if necessary.
For more information about how to defend against your fraud or embezzlement charges, or to learn more about the experienced and trusted fraud attorneys at Willey & Chamberlain, contact us here or call our office directly at 616.458.2212.