When You’re Accused of Financial Crimes, We’re on Your Side
If you’ve been accused of misappropriating funds or other financial crimes by the federal government, you know this isn’t something to be taken lightly. Lengthy investigations can damage your reputation beyond repair, and if you are charged and found guilty, you may be facing heavy fines and a lengthy prison sentence. With legal representation from Sandman, Finn, & Fitzhugh, you’ll have an experienced, dedicated attorney who will defend you in court and in the court of public opinion to help you achieve a more favorable outcome for your case.
When you need an aggressive federal defense attorney to represent you against allegations of financial crimes, call (919) 845-6688 to speak with a lawyer 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Understanding Financial Offenses
Financial crimes are illegal activities designed to provide a financial or economic benefit to an individual or organization.
Mail fraud refers to using the United States Postal Service or other interstate delivery service, such as UPS or FedEx, to commit fraud. Often this works in conjunction with other crimes, such as identity theft or insider trading.
Wire fraud occurs when an individual defrauds or misrepresents themselves over communication lines, such as phone, television, or social media, in order to gain property, money, or valuable information like a social security number.
Insider trading is buying or selling a security based on information not readily available to the public. For example, selling a stock based on information from someone with access to private information that the company was in financial trouble or was about to be investigated would be considered insider trading.
Bribery refers to giving money or favors to another person in order to influence their judgement, conduct, or action. The key to this being a crime is that there must be corrupt intent as the basis for the bribe being offered. An example would be the CEO of a company bribing an elected official to vote a certain way on a piece of legislation in order to benefit their organization.
Money laundering is the process of taking illegally gained money and making it look as though it was earned or received through legitimate means, ie: taking dirty money and “laundering” it to make it look clean. For example, money gained through drug trafficking could be concealed by investing in real estate, and when the property is sold, the money gained seems legitimate. Other methods include inflating cash receipts on a business, wire transfers, and depositing money in foreign accounts to hide resources. Money laundering is often charged with other serious crimes, including racketeering, embezzlement, and drug trafficking.
Why You Need an Experienced Financial Crimes Lawyer
The U.S. Department of Justice has unlimited means and is dedicated to getting convictions. If you are accused of financial crimes, you need a federal attorney with the experience and knowledge necessary to navigate the complexity of these investigations and stand up to federal prosecutors. The federal attorneys at Sandman, Finn, & Fitzhugh have over 60 years of combined legal experience both as prosecutors and defense attorneys. This gives us insight into how prosecutors think, their goals, and what kind of strategy they may be planning in your case.
We represent clients who are being investigated or charged by the state of North Carolina as well as federally in the Eastern District of North Carolina. The Eastern District includes Raleigh, Rocky Mount, Goldsboro, Greenville, and Fayetteville, as well as Robeson County.As soon as you suspect you’re under investigation or are accused of wrongdoing, it’s important to secure legal representation as soon as possible. The sooner we can get started, the better we can plan an effective defense for your case.
Schedule a Free Consultation with a Financial Crimes Attorney in Raleigh Today
If you’re in need of a financial crimes attorney in Raleigh, call us at (919) 845-6688 or fill out the contact form below and speak with a lawyer 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.