Wire fraud is a federal crime that is commonly offered as a plea bargain when more specific charges are harder for prosecutors to prove. For those who plead guilty, however, it may be less than a bargain. A conviction can destroy your reputation and your career.

At Cox Padmore Skolnik & Shakarchy LLP, our defense lawyers represent business owners, directors, officers and managers who are accused of wire fraud and other criminal offenses. With offices in New York City, Denver and New Jersey, we handle these cases in federal courts in New York, New Jersey and Colorado.

What Is Wire Fraud?

Wire fraud charges are based on any allegation that an illegal activity was "furthered by" use of the Internet, phone lines or cellular networks. Like mail fraud, it tends to be used as an "add-on" or "catch-all" charge.

If your business is the target of an investigation by a state or federal agency, it is important to contact an experienced defense attorney as soon as possible. You may face serious civil and criminal consequences. In addition, officers, directors and managers may have personal liability for actions taken on behalf of the company.

While business law and protection of corporate interests are our firm's central areas of focus, we approach every situation conscious of both civil liability and criminal exposure. If you are concerned about possible wire fraud charges, our lawyers can:

  • Launch a thorough internal investigation to unearth unlawful business activities before a government agency such as the attorney general's office, FBI, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or Internal Revenue Service (IRS) takes action
  • Advise business leaders, in-house counsel, executives and others through all phases of a government investigation
  • Develop the best available strategy for obtaining a dismissal or acquittal in federal court
  • Provide defense against civil claims that often arise in connection with allegations of wire fraud, health care fraud, securities fraud or other financial wrongdoing

For More Information About Wire Fraud

If you think your company may be accused of wire fraud or you think you may be personally vulnerable, we encourage you to call 917-512-4332 or 866-716-3813 toll free as soon as possible. You can also complete our online contact form.