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North Carolina Wire Fraud Defense Lawyers

Wire fraud is a serious federal offense that can carry significant penalties, including lengthy prison sentences and substantial fines. If you or someone you know has been accused of wire fraud, it is critical to seek legal representation from an experienced criminal defense attorney. Our law provides aggressive and effective defense to clients facing wire fraud charges.

What is Wire Fraud?

Wire fraud occurs when an individual or organization uses electronic communications, such as phone calls, emails, or text messages, to defraud others out of money or property. Wire fraud is a federal crime that is often charged in connection with other offenses, such as securities fraud, healthcare fraud, or public corruption.

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Wire fraud can take an unlimited number of different forms, and the government has alleged a number of sophisticated schemes such as:

  • Investment scams. This is when the government accuses an individual or organization of using use false or misleading information to convince others to invest money in a fraudulent scheme. The defendant may be accused of using electronic communications, such as phone calls or emails, to solicit investments and transfer funds.
  • Ponzi schemes. An individual or organization may be accused of promising high returns on investments, while using funds from new investors to pay returns to earlier investors. The federal wire fraud statute may be implicated where the target is accused of using electronic communications or other means to solicit investments and transfer funds.
  • Healthcare fraud. Healthcare providers are often accused of submitting false or misleading claims for reimbursement to Medicare or other insurance providers. The provider may use electronic communications to submit claims and receive payments. If so, and without a solid defense, the government might be able to successfully allege and prove wire fraud.

What are the Penalties for Wire Fraud in the Federal System?

Wire fraud is a serious offense that can result in severe criminal penalties. If convicted, an individual may face up to 20 years in prison and fines of up to $250,000 or more, depending on the circumstances of the case. In addition, a conviction for wire fraud may result in the forfeiture of any property or assets obtained through the fraudulent scheme.

Cases We Handle

We represent people who have been accused of bank fraud in all of its various forms. Our attorneys understand the complexities and nuances that can lead to an ill-targeted prosecution. As with every single case, we will conduct a thorough investigation of all of the allegations against a defendant, scrutinize the evidence presented, and work to build a strong defense that is tailored to each client’s specific circumstances.

Our law firm represents people who have been accused of conspiring with others to commit any number of federal criminal offenses. The federal conspiracy statutes are among the most commonly used criminal laws that allow suspected individuals to be charged and punished as though they committed the underlying offense. Our attorneys have substantial trial and appellate experience in conspiracy cases, and will work to achieve the best outcome possible in each and every case.

We represent individual employees and companies in internal investigations. For companies, we work with both inside or outside counsel to analyze risks and recommend actions in the best interest of the company. We also have extensive experience representing individual employees and executives when their interests and the company’s are not necessarily aligned. In either scenario, we work to help our clients to obtain the best outcomes possible.

Mail fraud is a serious federal offense that can result in up to 20 years in federal prison. Blue LLP represents people who have been accused of using the U.S. Postal Service and/or private carriers to engage in mail fraud. Contact one of our experienced attorneys today to learn more about how we can help.

Small business owners and medical practitioners facing criminal charges for Medicare and Medicaid fraud risk not only paying substantial fines and restitution but also prison. Our lawyers have represented people accused of Medicare and/or Medicaid fraud, and have defended against civil and criminal investigations. Contact us to learn more about our experience with these types of cases.

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