White-collar crime has been a prominent news topic in the past decade, as its occurrence is no longer reserved for investors who are diverting funds from shareholders or for CEOs in the elite financial districts throughout Washington D.C. and the State of Maryland.
While it may have been Bernie Madoff who made Ponzi-schemes a household topic, the truth behind white-collar crimes is that it can happen anywhere. What’s more is that any financial, corporate, or economic crime can be classified as white-collar crime, whether it was committed by an individual, business, or government entity.
At Lotze Mosley, LLP, our defense attorneys know that being accused of white-collar crime can lead to serious charges for someone who was simply operating as a financial employee for an organization that is committing fraud behind the scenes. We also know that if you have been accused of fraud, or are being questioned by the district attorney’s office for white-collar crime, you are going to need an experienced attorney who will protect your rights throughout the process, and we deliver results.
Common Examples of White-Collar Crime In Washington D.C. And Maryland
It is important that Washington D.C. and Maryland criminal defense attorneys like ours at Lotze Mosley, LLP provide exceptional representation for those who have been accused of these crimes, so their rights are protected during their questioning, arrest, and court proceedings.
White-collar crimes have made news headlines across the country, and nearly every allegation comes with the public and private sentiment of guilty until proven innocent — and that is simply not how the law is supposed to operate. It is unfair to assume that because someone is charged with a crime means that person is guilty of a crime, and that is where our attorneys’ representation delivers results.
Common examples of white-collar crime cases our law firm represents include:
- Bank-related improprieties, including illegal check writing
- Campaign finance misconduct
- Copyright infringement
- Identity theft
- Insider trading
- Labor racketeering
- Money laundering
- Ponzi schemes
- Tax evasion
When Does White-Collar Crime Become A Federal Offense?
White-collar crime is defined as illegal acts that are characterized by deceit, concealment, or a violation of trust without the threat or application of physical force or violence by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The FBI’s involvement is predicated on the use of interstate communication resources to commit a white-collar crime which can include:
- Fax machines
- Internet connections
The Federal review of many crimes committed within the District is the nature of living and/or working in our Nation’s Capital. Since Washington D.C. is home to federal agencies that employ thousands of people, the FBI is often called in to assess white-collar crimes and determine whether or not their involvement is necessary.
Certainly, when the federal authorities become involved in any white-collar crime case in Washington D.C. or Maryland, the defense’s strategy becomes more complex. At Lotze Mosley, LLP, our fraud defense attorneys examine hundreds of documents, communication transcripts, and accounting records to provide the best legal representation available for our client’s unique case both locally and federally.
Lotze Mosley, LLP Produces Results For Our White-Collar Criminal Defense Clients
Each white-collar crime case the Washington, D.C. and Maryland Fraud Offense Lawyers at Lotze Mosley, LLP handles requires a fresh approach to producing results. No two sets of white-collar crime charges are the same, and neither are the circumstances that our clients faced.
In our most recent verdict, dated August 2018, our experienced defense team was able to have our client’s case fully dismissed by Judge Chutkan, at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (United States v. Client, 17-CR-161 (TSC).
Our client was charged with:
- Bank fraud
- Conspiracy to commit bank fraud
- False statement on loan application
- Unlawful monetary transactions
At Lotze Mosley, LLP, our white-collar crime defense attorneys are standing by to create solutions for individuals who are accused of fraud in Washington D.C. If you have been accused of a white-collar crime, or are being investigated on fraud charges in any capacity, contact our lawyers today at (202) 759-5967 to learn how we can protect your rights. You do not have to face these charges alone. The sooner you speak with our experienced attorneys, the sooner we can prepare an effective defense on your behalf. Call us now to discuss your white-collar crime case, and discover how our experience can create solutions.