Fraud encompasses a broad array of illegal actions. While we associate it mostly with white-collar con men, everyday people commit fraud quite frequently. For instance, if you under-report your income on an application for public assistance, you have committed fraud. If you misrepresent a condition on an insurance application, you have committed fraud. If you lie about your status as a veteran in order to gain access to veteran’s services, you have committed fraud. If you misrepresent the number of dependents you have in your household, you have committed fraud.
While fraud often includes Ponzi schemes and complex kickback scams, it is, more often than not, the everyday stuff described above that people get charged with. Of course, that does not make the newspapers.
If you have been charged with fraud, you are in serious trouble. This is especially true if you have been charged by the federal government. Federal charges carry mandatory minimums. You are going to need a lawyer who understands fraud cases and how they are prosecuted. The Law Offices of Jonathan Minkus can help you. Contact our firm for more details.
Fraud can be broken down into a number of different categories. Some of the most common are:
Fraud is generally charged in penalties related to the amount of money stolen. The more money that is stolen, the longer the potential penalty. If you have been charged with fraud, you will need the assistance of a skilled Wheeling fraud attorney. The Law Offices of Jonathan Minkus have successfully defended clients from fraud. Please contact us at our offices as early as possible to ensure the best possible defense to the charges against you.
Senior Partner Jonathan Minkus has successfully defended individuals charged with every conceivable criminal offense, from traffic misdemeanors to death-penalty eligible homicides.