Fraud — the intentional taking of another’s money or property by false pretenses — can be prosecuted as a serious crime, either on its own or as an element of other state and federal crimes. People convicted of fraud or fraud-related crimes face hefty fines and lengthy prison sentences. If you have been charged with fraud or believe you are the subject of an investigation, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer by your side. I will bring the full force of my nearly 30 years of federal criminal law practice to protect your rights as I work to secure a favorable outcome in your case.
I have an established track record of successfully protecting the rights of individuals accused of fraud and fraud-related criminal offenses. My recent cases have involved allegations of bribery and gratuities and other fraudulent conduct related to government contracting, mortgage lending, health care, immigration and labor certification. Other areas of fraud defense include:
If you have been charged with a fraud or a fraud-related crime, time is of the essence in mounting a defense. The prosecution will already have been working hard to build its case. Whether the grand jury is led by an independent counsel or an assistant U.S. attorney, I begin preparing a defensive strategy from the initial client contact.
I handle federal cases in Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland.