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Wire Fraud

Our experienced federal criminal attorneys handle wire fraud cases throughout the state of New York and the United States. If you have been charged with wire fraud, you should contact a skilled federal criminal defense lawyer right away to protect your rights and your reputation. If there is any indication that you might be suspected of a crime, do not give a statement to the police or discuss the matter with anyone. Instead, contact a lawyer right away to minimize the likelihood that you will be charged. If you are charged, our lawyers will do everything they can to get the charges against you dismissed and to fight your case.

18 U.S.C. § 1343 makes it a federal crime to use a wire communication in furtherance of a scheme to defraud or to carry out a scheme to obtain money or property by means of false or fraudulent pretenses. To prove wire fraud under 18 U.S.C. § 1343 the government must show: (1) a scheme to defraud; (2) committed with intent to defraud; and (3) use of the mails to further the fraudulent scheme. The prosecutor does not have to prove that the scheme to defraud was successful. The prosecutor only has to prove that a scheme existed in which use of a wire communication was reasonably foreseeable and that an actual wire communication occurred in furtherance of the scheme.

Wire fraud is a very serious offense and is punishable by up to twenty years in federal prison.

If you or a loved one have been charged with wire fraud you should contacted a skilled and experienced Federal Criminal Lawyer without delay to ensure that your rights are protected. Our experienced Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers offer free consultations 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and are available on short notice.

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