Okabe & Haushalter Articles Popular Fraud Schemes That Can Lead to Criminal Charges

Popular Fraud Schemes That Can Lead to Criminal Charges

By Okabe & Haushalter  Jan. 25, 2012 5:38p

With the advent and growing popularity of the internet as a communication and advertising venue for the world, fraud schemes have mushroomed. These types of schemes and scans come in all shapes and sizes and can often be found in one's mailbox as unsolicited spam. They include everything from lottery scams promising winning claims which can only be obtained after sending in administrative fees and taxes to internet auction frauds, work-at-home schemes, to property investment schemes and multi-level marketing schemes known as pyramids. Many of these types of schemes can lead to identity theft as well as loss of funds.

Fraud in its many forms is a serious criminal offense which may be prosecuted at both the state and federal levels, depending on the nature of the offense, how many people have been defrauded, and how much money has been involved. A fraud conviction can lead to severe penalties, including heavy fines, restitution to victims with interest, and incarceration in county jail or prison. Those forms of fraud which are federal offenses may be investigated by the FBI and prosecuted by aggressive federal legal action looking for maximum sentences under federal guidelines.

Fraud Defense by a Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney

If you are under investigation for any type of fraud offense or have been arrested and charged with fraud activity, the sooner you seek experienced legal counsel, the better your chances for a favorable outcome. The law firm of Okabe & Haushalter has a strong track record in the greater Los Angeles area for successful criminal defense work. A Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer at the firm is an experienced and skilled legal professional who has the skills, resources, and commitment to excellence that can make a difference in your legal defense. Get the outstanding legal representation you need from this group of SuperLawyers who have repeatedly demonstrated their effectiveness in this field.

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