OC Mail Fraud Defense Attorney
The U.S. postal service is one of the hallmarks of American tradition, innovation and economy. Unfortunately, it has become the subject of many federal criminal cases that have to do with accusations of fraud via mail or delivery. In the same way, electronic wiring and communication has become a staple resource in many of the same schemes and therefore, subject to the same type of scrutiny. Wire fraud and mail fraud are similar yet distinct charges with the same spirit: the use of provided transportation services in order to carry out a fraudulent scheme for one's own personal gain.
When someone uses the postal service/private carrier or a wiring service to commit fraud, they are inadvertently making the providers of those services innocent and unaware participants in their illegal schemes. While these providers are not usually held responsible for fraud, due to their lack of knowledge, it can create an issue with their own liabilities. Therefore, using someone else's services to execute one's fraudulent schemes is an elevated charge, according to federal authorities.
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Wire fraud does not only include the use of money wiring services but also refers to the use of any electronic communication in order to carry out a fraudulent scheme. This includes:
- Any other form of electronic communication
Mail or wire fraud charges are usually levied in combination with original indictments such as tax fraud, bank fraud, medical fraud, securities fraud, or bankruptcy fraud. Even something as simple as mentioning a fraudulent scheme or plan in a posted letter or telephone conversation can make you susceptible to prosecution.
"I had a business with clients around the country. One day at my office the feds came busting in arresting me for federal wire fraud. To say I was beyond scared would be an understatement. It was strongly recommended that I call federal defense attorney Michael L. Guisti. Mr. Guisti had several investigators look at records and such, and my federal case was dismissed. Michael Guisti does what few attorneys can do, beat the federal government, and that is why if you’re in trouble with the government you need to call Michael Guisti right away!"
If you believe you are under investigation for fraud by way of mail or wiring services, it is important that you contact a capable criminal defense team right away. At Law Office of Michael L. Guisti, we have defended numerous clients in Orange County against claims involving mail fraud and wire fraud. We want to help you protect yourself from wrongful conviction and potentially permanent ramifications. Contact our firm today at (714) 530-9690 to set up a consultation with one of our OC criminal defense attorneys.
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