Business and Corporate Fraud Defense in New York City
Allegations of business and corporate fraud can radically alter the trajectory of your life, your career, and your business. Careers and business relationships have been destroyed by mere allegations of fraud.
To defend yourself against allegations of business and corporate fraud, you need an experienced, aggressive and tenacious federal criminal defense lawyer on your side; someone who will fight to defend your rights and preserve your reputation.
Whether you are under investigation for business or corporate fraud, have received a visit from federal agents, have received a subpoena or been served with a search warrant, or if you have already been indicted, federal criminal defense attorney Hope Lefeber will defend you against allegations of business or corporate fraud. Ms. Lefeber is a fierce and tireless advocate on her client’s behalf and will stop at nothing within the bounds of the law in her pursuit of justice.
Examples of Business and Corporate Fraud Allegations
Business or corporate fraud is any type of knowing material misrepresentation that is made in connection with the business. The primary elements of a fraud charge are knowing and willful deception and obtaining money, property, or services through fraudulent actions.
While criminal fraud allegations are not new, the methods the government uses to prosecute people for fraud have continued to evolve and have become ever-more complex through the increased use of technology. As a result, federal prosecutors have increased their efforts to prosecute and secure fraud convictions in federal court.
Common allegations of business and corporate fraud include:
- Improper or fraudulent accounting and bookkeeping practices
- Misrepresentation of business value by concealing debts or under- or over-valuing assets
- Fraudulent transfer of business assets
- Conversion of business assets, funds, or opportunities for personal use
- Trade secret or patent violations or theft of employees or clients
- Predatory lending practices
- Misuse of employee benefit, retirement, or pension funds
- Falsifying corporate records such as financial statements, tax records, and other business documents
- Self-dealing and misappropriating business assets by officers or managers
- Fraudulently creating fictitious sales or receipts
Your Defense Against Federal Business or Corporate Fraud Charges
Penalties for business and corporate fraud can vary considerably based on the specific nature of the crime and the value of the goods, services, or money obtained.
Regardless of the specific allegations, if you are facing business or corporate fraud charges in federal court, you need a fierce and tenacious attorney on your side who has experience defending people accused of fraud in federal court.
Federal criminal defense attorney Hope Lefeber has been defending people accused of federal crimes for more than 30 years. She began her career with the United States Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) where she observed, first-hand, how the government prosecutes federal fraud cases. Today, she uses that experience to defend people accused of federal fraud crimes. Ms. Lefeber has a keen understanding of how the government operates and uses her insight to prepare a winning defense.
Ms. Lefeber has earned an excellent reputation among her colleagues and judges for her aggressive and thorough approach to defending her clients. She is a tireless advocate who is committed to the pursuit of justice and is a staunch advocate for her client’s constitutional rights.
Many people accused of crimes in federal court find themselves facing over-inflated charges and feel compelled to immediately negotiate a plea deal. Ms. Lefeber believes that an aggressive defense that challenges the government’s allegations can be far more effective, and result in a more favorable plea arrangement, dismissal of the charges, or a Not Guilty verdict.
When you hire Hope Lefeber, she will handle all aspects of your defense and will vigorously challenge any evidence obtained by the government.
Ms. Lefeber is meticulous in her preparation and carefully analyzes every aspect of your case. She will work with forensic accountants, consultants, investigators, and other experts to analyze each piece of evidence the government intends to introduce and seeks to point out inconsistencies in the government’s case that can be used to further your defense.
Hope Lefeber - Defending You Against Federal Fraud Allegations
If you or someone you care about has been charged with business or corporate fraud in federal court, you need a fierce, passionate, experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side who will vigorously defend you and your rights.
Schedule a free, confidential consultation with Hope Lefeber by calling 610-668-7927 or completing the online form.