Wire Fraud

Common Defenses for Wire Fraud

Wire fraud happens when an individual uses a device to send information across state lines with the intention of defrauding someone. It’s a serious crime with penalties ranging from probation to 20 years in prison with only a single offense. When wire fraud includes a financial institution or can be connected to a federally declared emergency situation, those penalties rise to $1,000,000 in fines and a possibility of 30 years in prison.

Federal Criminal Wire Fraud Charges

Fraud is a type of crime that can take on many different identities. Wire fraud charges is one such identity and it occurs when a scam takes place over interstate wires such as phone lines, electronic sources such as fax machines, or over the Internet. People who commit wire fraud are typically looking for personal …

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