The decade since the Enron fraud scandal was exposed has been characterized by a massive increase in government scrutiny over corporate activities. In response to public outrage over business corruption cases, many sweeping regulations have been passed and strengthened, and government agencies have made prosecution of corporate fraud in many forms a major priority.
Wire fraud, along with mail fraud and violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO) are extremely serious federal-level charges — and they are often deployed as "catch-all" charges due to their broad language. At Cox Padmore Skolnik & Shakarchy LLP (CPS&S), we are prepared to step in on behalf of our business and executive clients at the first sign of a government investigation that could lead to such charges.
A Proven Resource for Internal Investigations and Defense in Criminal Courts
In essence, wire fraud charges can be brought based on any allegation that illegal activities were "furthered by" use of phone lines, e-mail or cellular networks. It is common for individuals accused of more difficult-to-prove offenses to plead guilty to a wire fraud charge, sometimes sacrificing their careers and professional reputations.
While business law and protection of corporate interests are our firm's central areas of focus, we approach every situation with consciousness of both civil liability and criminal exposure. Our New York City wire fraud attorneys and legal team have the experience to:
- Launch a thorough internal investigation to unearth unlawful business activities before a government agency such as the attorney general's office, FBI, SEC or 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 to allegations of wire fraud, health care fraud, securities fraud or other financial wrongdoing
Call or E-mail Our Manhattan Fraud Attorneys for Counsel
Fast action to put a skilled legal team on your side can be absolutely critical when any white collar criminal or corporate investigation is underway. To benefit from the counsel of CPS&S lawyers who will bring decades of proven resourcefulness to defense of your future, please contact our firm as soon as possible.