Federal Mail and Wire Fraud
White Collar Crime Lawyer in New York City
Mail fraud and wire fraud are among the types of federal white collar crimes
that have earned the
Law Office of Mark A. Bederow, P.C. a reputation for exceptional defense. Mr. Bederow has succeeded at reaching
positive outcomes for clients facing serious and often complex federal
charges in New York City and throughout New York state.
Federal prosecutors often tack on mail and wire fraud crimes to other fraud
charges. Almost any fraudulent act — from
bankruptcy fraud to
tax fraud — can result in an additional mail or wire fraud charge. In fact,
by simply using the United States Postal Service to mail something the
government views as part of the alleged fraudulent conduct, they can add
on the charge of mail fraud. The same is true if you used the telephone
or email in a process the government has determined constitutes any form of fraud.
Fraud through the mail is a common white-collar offense. This fraud, which
is laid out in federal laws, involves a method to defraud someone of property
or money via the United States Postal Service or a different mail carrier.
mail fraud could involve "selling" property that does not exist to a person
in another jurisdiction (outside the state) through the mail. This might
be common with online purchases, for example.
Fraud through a wire is another common federal offense. This federal activity
involves fraud executed through the use of a wire. For instance, this
could include the radio or telephones. This crime is easier to execute
because it is relatively comprehensive and can involve many different mediums.
Mail or wire fraud charges can result in serious penalties, including but
not limited to:
- Prison sentence
- Heavy fines
- Criminal record that can prevent future job or educational opportunities
Schedule your consultation.
The Underlying Fraud Charge
Mail and wire fraud are
white collar criminal offenses that can lead to serious consequences. In many cases, our best defense
strategy involves attempting to separate the mail or wire fraud charges
from the accusation of fraud. Seeking dismissal of the mail or wire fraud
permits Mr. Bederow to focus his energy on defending against the original
underlying fraud allegation.
If you are facing a charge of mail or wire fraud in New York City,
contact Mr. Bederow today.