Fraud and Financial Crimes in Los Angeles
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Fraud and Financial Crimes (sometimes referred to loosely as “white
collar crime”) are usually overlooked and forgotten about in today’s
society. Because no physical violence is involved and the alleged victim
is sometimes a corporation or wealthy individual, there is a tendency
to sometimes dismiss them as “not that bad” or “less
serious” than other types of criminal charges. Unfortunately, this
is rarely the reality.
Some common fraud or financial crimes are:
- Identity Theft
- Insurance Fraud
- Tax Evasion
- Mortgage Fraud
- Money Laundering/Racketeering
Key Issues in Fraud Cases
Fraud and financial crimes can be unique in that, unlike almost every other
type of charge, these cases turn heavily on paper evidence instead of
live witness testimony. Put simply, it’s all about the paper trail.
From the start, a detailed and thorough examination of any and all documentation
surrounding the transactions at issue will be necessary to mount a strong
defense and find holes in the prosecution’s case. For unfortunately,
the way fraud laws are written, it is possible for an individual who has
done nothing morally wrong to be convicted because they were disorganized
or sloppy in keeping records of what they did and why. We urge all our
clients to keep in mind it isn’t what they thought the transaction
was that matters, but rather how it looks from the outside to a judge or jury.
Furthermore, fraud and financial crimes can be very serious, often charged
as felonies carrying the potential for several years of jail time and
the requirement that an individual pay back the alleged victim any money
that may have been received illegally. Don’t underestimate the severity
of these charges!
To get the support you need,
call the Law Office of Benjamin Kanani at (310) 702-9701 and take advantage
of our free consultation services today.