Attorneys at The Blanch Law Firm are experienced in defending individuals and institutions in all manner of investment fraud cases. Federal and state government agencies are cracking down more than ever on investment fraud violators, designating their top agents to publicly prosecute those accused of the crime. Penalties for violating federal laws such as Sarbanes-Oxley could land you in prison for up to 25 years or levy a heavy fine in the millions of dollars. Courts are showing little mercy on those accused and convicted of investment fraud, making the need for qualified attorneys all the more vital. The investment fraud lawyers at The Blanch Law Firm have decades of defense experience, defending financial professionals in all manner of investment fraud trials.
The Blanch Law Firm has developed sophisticated defense techniques over the years and our attorneys are adept at defending hedge fund managers, financial planners, analysts, brokerage firms, corporations, investment banks and others in court. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), United States Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have some of the top minds in America focused on investigating and prosecuting anyone for investment fraud. Facing a top branch of the federal government, which has unlimited resources, means it's that much more important to have an experienced, knowledgeable attorney with a track record of successful investment fraud defense.
Investment fraud is typically defined as any scheme that induces a private investor to give money to a money manager under false or fraudulent pretenses. Any action can be classified as investment fraud if the defendant is inducing the victim to invest money in something that is either non-existent or is not what it is purported or proposed to be.
Types of Investment Fraud
Investment Fraud violations include, but are not limited to:
Mutual Fund Fraud
Share Pushing/Boiler Rooms
Prime Bank Fraud
Real Estate Fraud
Nigerian Schemes/419 Letters
Estate Financing Fraud
Capital Raising Schemes
Time Share Fraud
There are numerous state and Federal Laws governing investment fraud, including laws that punish even some of the best financial planners and top fund managers. In federal statutes, the Securities Act of 1933, Securities Act of 1934, Investment Company Act of 1940 and Sarbanes-Oxley Act (2002) all set forth harsh penalties and sentences for anyone accused of breaking the guidelines set forth in those laws. New York will even award money to those who expose anyone guilty of investment fraud. Investment fraud is an area that governments are increasing spending their time analyzing and putting their best people into.
Court decisions such as FTC v Fortuna Alliance and FTC v. Online Communications demonstrate the lengths to which the government will go in order to prosecute, even freezing foreign assets and involving foreign governments. Recent developments with Hedge Fund Fraud matters where ponzi schemes were being run demonstrate the heightened attention the government is paying to investment fraud.
To speak with an investment fraud lawyer about your criminal defense concerns, Contact The Blanch Law Firm by calling 212-736-3900 to arrange an initial consultation.