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Federal Fraud Charges & the Admissions Scandal

  The infamous 2019 college admissions scandal involving federal fraud charges has garnered vast headlines in federal court the past several months as 50 individuals have been charged with varying fraud crimes, primarily, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and mail fraud, along with conspiracy to commit money laundering. Before the government was aware of the …

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What Constitutes Federal Wire Fraud?

Federal wire fraud is best defined as any fraudulent scheme that intentionally deceives another via a wire format. A wire format is open to interpretation, however, common forms of communication via wires include television advertisements, internet services such as emails or faxes, and telephone calls. That being said, in order for someone to be guilty …

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Wiretap Invasion…The Feds Are Listening!

Wiretap of of high profile government officials has been a hot topic in the news lately.  The power of the federal government agents ability to get a federal judge to sign off on a wiretap is unnerving, especially when the judge assumes the affidavit of the federal agent contains truthful information.  These are usually seen …

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Criminal Law Attorney – Orange County Criminal Defense

If you are facing theft charges, a criminal law attorney can help you fight them.   “Theft” charges are very common in Orange County, California, with the majority being charged as shoplifting (petty theft).   However, there are several other degrees of theft that can potentially result in a substantial prison sentence.  It’s important to understand …

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If Accused Of A White Collar Crime Immediately Call A Defense Attorney

White collar crimes encompass a wide variety of unlawful financially motivated activity including investment fraud, insurance fraud, healthcare fraud, embezzlement, wire fraud, credit card fraud, bankruptcy fraud, tax evasion, real estate fraud, mortgage fraud, securities fraud and money laundering. The following are a few basic steps suggested by defense attorney Karren Kenney to follow if …

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Asset Forfeiture: The Government Can Take Your Things… and Keep Them!

Asset Forfeiture Asset forfeiture is really common in California. The biggest reason for this would seem to be because they are able to keep a portion of the proceeds from any assets they seize for themselves! States, like California, are participating in a program known as the “Equitable Sharing Program”. This program was indefinitely suspended …

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Fighting Federal Charges Out Of State – OC Legal Defense

Federal charges If you find yourself in a position where you are facing federal charges in one state but reside in another state, where do you seek legal representation since you will be fighting the charges from out of state? In such a situation, it is important that you hire a federal criminal defense attorney …

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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.

The Importance of Jury Nullification …

  “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” … Martin Luther King, Jr. You’re sitting at the defense table, handcuffed. You’re waiting for the jury to read their verdict, the verdict that decides your future.  The evidence has stacked up against you in court; even you think you’re guilty. The law that you’re being …

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Arrested…Now What???

  You never thought you would be in this situation… arrested, booked into jail, released on bail, and now fighting criminal charges.  Right now you may be sitting in your house wondering what you are supposed to do now.  You’ve never been in trouble before especially not arrested, and have no idea who to call …

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