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Embezzlement is the theft or misappropriation of money or other valuable assets entrusted to your care. It almost always involves someone who has been granted access to or responsibility for funds or property belonging to a business or shareholders.
At the Law Office of Mark A. Bederow, P.C., we represent clients accused of the white collar crime of embezzlement. We also handle cases involving charges of bank fraud.
Someone charged with embezzlement may have stolen property from any of the following:
- Government agency
Is Embezzlement a Felony in New York?
Yes, embezzlement is considered a felony offense in the State of New York. However, which type of felony you face depends on the value of the allegedly embezzled property. Remember, embezzlement is one of the ways in which a person can commit grand larceny under New York law.
For example, if embezzlement involves property valued between $1,000 but less than $3,000, you can be charged with grand larceny in the fourth degree, which is a Class E felony that carries a maximum prison sentence of 4 years
If the offense involves property valued between $3,000 but less than $50,000, you can be charged with grand larceny in the third degree, which is a Class D felony that is punishable by imprisonment for up to 7 years.
If the offense involves property valued between $50,000 but less than $1 million, you can be charged with grand larceny in the second degree, which is a Class C felony that can result in a maximum prison term of 15 years if convicted.
Finally, if the offense involves property valued at $1 million or more, you can be charged with grand larceny in the first degree, which is a Class B felony that can lead to imprisonment for up to 25 years if convicted.
Experienced Former Prosecutor with over 20 Years of Experience
In addition to his criminal defense practice, Mark A. Bederow also has experience as a former prosecutor for the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. He has handled complex embezzlement cases where his clients were accused of stealing funds. Many of his clients charged with embezzlement held high-level executive positions and were facing the criminal justice system for the first time.
Mr. Bederow handles white collar crime cases throughout New York for a diverse array of clients. These cases can involve large sums of money, and the potential consequences can be severe and life-altering. We use our experience to work toward the best possible defense for each of our clients.