Aggressive Wire and Mail Fraud Defense Attorney
Federal prosecutors will often charge an individual with mail fraud and wire fraud when they do not have enough evidence to prove any other criminal violations. Frequently mail fraud and wire fraud charges are accompanied by other charges, such as
- bank fraud,
- tax fraud,
- mortgage fraud,
- health care fraud,
- securities fraud,
- honest services fraud,
- money laundering, etc.
Wire and mail fraud are often included in the indictment in order to increase potential sentences for a defendant. The Florida Criminal Defense Law Offices of Richard G. Salzman, P.A. aggressively fights to stop this kind of this is government overreaching.
Richard G. Salzman fights to stop investigations of his clients. If you think you are being investigated, you owe it to yourself to call Richard G. Salzman to stop any mail and wire fraud case from progressing any further.
What Is Wire Fraud? What is Mail Fraud?
Mail fraud involves use of the U.S. mail, or private carriers, in the commission of a scheme – whether it originated in the mail, by telephone, or on the Internet – to defraud someone of money or property, or “honest services” (ex: bribing a public official to do something in exchange for corrupt payment). Wire fraud involves the use ofelectronic communication such as the phone, radio, e-mail, Internet or fax in order to accomplish any fraudulent scheme. Fraudulent schemes can include Internet fraud, Ponzi schemes and tax evasion. In order to prove mail fraud or wire fraud, the prosecution must show two things:
- that you knowingly and willfully attempted to commit the fraud, and
- that you knowingly sent the mail or transmitted the wire in order to commit the fraud or the crime
Whether you actually committed the crime or were successful in defrauding someone is immaterial. The prosecutor does not need to show that you actually committed the crime.
Facts About Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud That You Should Know…
You can still be charged with wire fraud or mail fraud without actually sending the fraudulent communication. You may be at risk of prosecution just by referring to the scheme in a telephone conversation.
If your fraudulent scheme causes individuals to mail or wire money to you, you can be charged with mail fraud or wire fraud.
Each mailing or wire communication is a separate criminal mail fraud or wire fraud count.
Could you be charged with aiding and abetting mail fraud if you mail envelopes for your employer and don’t know what is contained inside those envelopes? YES! You can be charged with multiple counts of aiding and abetting mail fraud if, for example, you know your employer is engaged in a fraudulent enterprise and he asks you to mailenvelopes related to his scheme. Even if you did not know what was in those envelopes and even if you were not involved in the fraud, you could still find yourself facing a federal fraud indictment.
“Honest services” mail and wire fraud charges are easier to prove than outright bribery of public officials. For this reason prosecutors are vigorously using the fraud laws as a broad and controversial way to fight public corruption, since “honest services” fraud is broad enough to cover all kinds of conduct that only appears to be questionable. And if a federal prosecutor has you in his sights and has no evidence of a “real” crime, he is likely abuse the“honest services” fraud laws as an easier method of charging you with a crime.
If you are being investigated for mail or wire fraud charges, you need to speak to a lawyer who is aggressive in federal white collar criminal defense.
Experienced and Aggressive Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer
Florida Criminal Defense lawyer Richard G. Salzman will work every angle to get your wire fraud/mail fraud case dismissed or reduced to lesser charges to avoid the harsh sanctions of a wire fraud or mail fraud conviction.
The Florida Criminal Defense Law Offices of Richard G. Salzman, P.A. handles wire fraud/mail fraud cases as well as other financially-related criminal charges. If you have been charged with wire fraud/mail fraud in South Florida and are in need of personalized representation, The Florida Criminal Defense Law Offices of Richard G. Salzman, P.A. can offer the criminal defense you deserve. Our firm offers years of experience in successfully defending criminal cases throughout South Florida.
The Florida Criminal Defense Law Offices of Richard G. Salzman, P.A. is a well-respected, full service, highly qualified and professional Florida Criminal Defense Law firm located in Hollywood, Florida with a Regional office in Naples, Florida. Richard G. Salzman is dedicated to the aggressive representation and defense of those accused of wire fraud or mail fraud. The Florida Criminal Defense Law Offices of Richard G. Salzman, P.A. is committed to provide you with the vigorous defense you need. If you are facing indictment or have been charged with wire fraud or mail fraud,Richard G. Salzman will aggressively analyze, review and address all of the legal and factual issues and defenses that may arise in your case.
When you retain The Florida Criminal Defense Law Firm of Richard G. Salzman, P.A., you can be assured that The Florida Criminal Defense Law Firm of Richard G. Salzman, P.A. will not only defend your rights, but will help to guide you through the confusing and stressful criminal process. If you were arrested for wire fraud or mail fraud or any other financially related crime, contact The Florida Criminal Defense Law Firm of Richard G. Salzman, P.A. today to discuss your case.
Right Now, Can There Be Anything More Important Than Your Freedom ?
Contact Richard G. Salzman to set up a meeting to discuss your charges and evaluate your case. Mr. Salzman’s first priority is helping you avoid a wire fraud or mail fraud conviction that can ruin your life!
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Richard G. Salzman, Esq.
Law Offices of Richard G. Salzman, P.A.
4340 Sheridan Street, Suite102
Hollywood, FL 33021
5621 Strand Blvd., Suite 101
Naples, FL 34110