The defendant in a mail fraud or wire fraud investigation or prosecution needs the best possible lawyer to marshal the evidence on his or her behalf in order to convince the government or the jury that he or she did not act with an intent to defraud.
Fraud includes any scheme to obtain money or property through deception, trickery, false promises or misrepresentations. At the same time it is not a crime to be an unsuccessful businessman. Many businesses fail, despite the rosiest projections. When investors lose large sums of money on a business that went bust, the federal government may initiate a criminal investigation. The crucial question becomes whether the businessman collected money from investors knowing that the company was doomed to failure, or whether he acted with the best of intentions, believing until the end that he would succeed. Only the former is a crime.
Robert Richman has 30 years experience successfully defending fraud cases in federal court. Among his recent mail/wire fraud cases:
- He won an acquittal for a client who operated an online pharmacy;
- He won an acquittal for a client charged with operating a fraudulent payroll scheme;
- He represented a defendant charged with staging car accidents to defraud insurance companies.
If you’re looking for a federal fraud lawyer in the District of Minnesota, contact Robert Richman to discuss your case.
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