High-profile accounting scandals that received national media attention early in this decade have resulted in authorities more aggressively investigating business activity. Executives and others in companies of all sizes are now commonly targeted by federal government agencies.
The majority of business fraud cases are prosecuted in federal court where federal sentencing guidelines make prison time a near-certainty for most convictions. If you are charged with any form of business fraud or have been contacted as part of an investigation in New York, we encourage you to contact us now at our office in New York City, Albany or Schenectady.
Our firm, led by proven criminal defense attorney James E. Tyner, has substantial experience defending people accused of various forms of fraud and other white collar offenses. We are well equipped to advise you, represent you, and build the best possible case for trial, if necessary to protect your interests, in cases of alleged:
In some cases, multiple charges can stem from the same fraudulent activity. For example, mail & wire fraud is often connected to a RICO violation for enterprise corruption. Not surprisingly, a conviction for committing business fraud which, in any way, links back to a criminal organization can result in severe penalties, including a sentence of up to 25 years in state prison and a fine of up to three times the amount derived from the criminal enterprise.
Federal investigators often build high-profile business fraud cases by approaching those involved and implying that anything other than immediate “cooperation” with the investigation will have disastrous consequences.
You could not only unintentionally give the authorities evidence against your interests, but face other serious charges for making false official statements or obstruction of justice.
Any allegation or potential charge involving fraudulent business or financial activity calls for experienced and dedicated representation. Please call our office or contact us online now for an initial consultation to discuss your circumstances and the ways to protect your freedom.