Stamford White Collar Crime Attorneys
Experienced and Aggressive Defense Against Financial Crime, Theft, and Fraud Charges
White collar criminal offenses are very serious and can result in jail time, fines, restitution and a permanent criminal record. If an employee is accused of committing fraud against an employer, it may prevent him or her from gaining any type of employment in the future. In fact, a fraud conviction may affect many aspects of your life like your ability to get insurance, obtain a loan and receive benefits. Employers, landlords and other organizations may be able to access your criminal record during a routine background check.
At the Connecticut law office of Koffsky & Felsen, LLC, our Stamford attorneys do everything possible to protect our clients' rights and reputations after financial fraud allegations or charges have been leveled. Our lawyers have more than 35 years of experience and will work aggressively to pursue a resolution to your case — whether that is during negotiations with the prosecutor or at trial.
If you are facing charges involving financial fraud or other white collar crimes, call our office at 203-327-1500 or contact us online today to schedule a free initial consultation.
Handling a Variety of Cases in Stamford, Fairfield County and Across the State
Fraud is the intentional deceit by one person or entity made for personal gain and/or to do damage to another entity or individual. It is often referred to as a white collar crime, as fraud frequently involves employee theft in the workplace.
Our lawyers handle a wide range of these white collar cases such as:
- Embezzlement/Ponzi schemes
- Fraud in real estate transactions/mortgage fraud
- Identity theft
- Money laundering
- Bank fraud
- Wire fraud
- Mail fraud
- Internet fraud
- Credit card fraud
Federal Financial Fraud Charges
In some situations, a financial fraud case can start out in state court but have the potential of becoming a federal case. Our Stamford team also can examine the case and determine if we may be able to prevent it from going to federal court. If the case proceeds to federal court, or if your case resulted from a federal investigation, our attorneys have the resources and experience to help you with every aspect of your defense.
Connecticut residents beware: Charges of financial crime on the rise
Authorities are stepping up prosecution of financial crimes such as mortgage fraud. Allegations of mortgage fraud can range from a single homeowner mistakenly filing false documents when applying for a home loan to large conspiracies spanning over many years and involving dozens of home loans.
The FBI is investigating these crimes at a much higher rate. Two recent cases provide an example of how severe penalties associated with these crimes can be. The first case involved a large scale financial fraud operation. In this case, a homebuilder was sentenced to 14 years imprisonment and ordered to pay over $4 million in restitution. The man was found guilty of selling homes for an inflated price, allowing him to obtain fraudulent mortgage loans.
Another mortgage fraud scheme was discovered in Connecticut. This scheme spanned over many years and involved purchasing and selling homes using straw, or hidden, borrowers who falsified documents to get a loan. The man who ran the scheme is accused of involvement in over 40 fraudulent loans totaling over $10 million.
Mortgage fraud charges are on the rise
Years ago, President Obama first created a task force to wage an aggressive effort to both investigate and prosecute those who are accused of financial crimes. The task force, called the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force (FFETF), is the largest combination of law enforcement agencies ever assembled to address the issue of financial crimes. This federal effort is also felt locally. In 2009 the Connecticut Mortgage Fraud Task Force was developed. This group focuses on foreclosures and short sale schemes.
According to the FBI, the Justice Department has filed over 10,000 financial fraud cases over the last three years.
Those charged with a financial crime should take the allegations seriously. Contact an experienced Connecticut financial fraud attorney to help determine what resolutions are available and what option is in your best interest.
Contact a Fairfield County Embezzlement and Fraud Defense Lawyer
We will work closely with you, diligently investigate your financial fraud case and determine what resolution is in your best interests and protects your future. Contact us online or call our firm at 203-327-1500 for a free Consultation. We serve clients in Connecticut and New York from our Stamford office.