Fraud Lawyer - Madison - Milwaukee - Green Bay - WI
offenses are often called “paper crimes” or “white collar” crimes.
Fraud is generally defined as a knowing misrepresentation of fact.
Federal fraud charges may include bank fraud, wire fraud, mail
fraud, health care fraud, internet fraud or prescription fraud, just
to name a few. All of these forms of a fraud charges involve the
allegation that someone obtained money or property by use of false
or fraudulent means.
a fraud case, perhaps more so than other federal cases, often times
the “devil is in the details.” What did you believe and when did
you believe it? If you were mistaken, but acted in good faith, it
is not fraud. Remember, it is the government’s burden to prove
beyond a reasonable doubt that you had the intent to defraud and did
not act in good faith.
penalties in a federal fraud case may include prison, significant
fines and restitution. The restitution alone can create a lifelong
financial burden for someone convicted of fraud.
If you have
been accused of any federal fraud crime it is critical that you have
skilled and experienced legal guidance as soon as possible.
Government law enforcement agencies like the IRS or the FBI spend
vast resources and sometimes many years to build a case against
you. Your chance to level the field is to retain an experienced,
skilled federal criminal defense attorney.
If you face a federal fraud indictment contact
federal white collar defense attorney Robert T. Ruth at 608-257-2540 for
a free consultation.