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Fraud May Sound like a Soft Crime, but Penalties Can Be Harsh

There are numerous types of fraud charges, but as a whole, they frequently fall under the heading of white collar crime in that they typically involve criminal activity related to money. Victims of this kind of fraud typically incur losses that represent total financial devastation, and as such, prosecutors are aggressive when seeking recourse against perpetrators of fraud. If you’ve been accused of fraud, have close associations with someone who is accused of or being investigated for fraud, or are being investigated for fraud yourself, don’t be lulled into a false sense of complacency because it doesn’t sound like such a horrible crime—the reality is that penalties for fraud are steep and can have lifelong implications. Judges and prosecutors don’t take kindly to those who willingly bilk the elderly and other unsuspecting citizens out of their hard-earned money, so be prepared for the fight of your life.

 

Embezzlement, IRS violations, money laundering, as well as specific types of fraud, including bank fraud, mortgage fraud, and financial fraud require aggressive, thorough, capable representation by an experienced fraud attorney. Medicare fraud, prescription fraud, and consumer fraud are hot topics in Chicago, so law enforcement has an even tighter watch on violations than ever before.

 

If you stand accused of fraud, or you are currently being investigated for fraud, Andrew Weisberg, an experienced fraud attorney in Chicago, answers his cell phone 24/7 so you can get busy preparing yourself for what may come. Fraud charges can result in stiff sentences, up to and including life in prison. Attorney Weisberg can inform you of your rights, review the evidence against you, and begin working toward the most appropriate resolution on your behalf. The first step, however, is to call for a free and confidential consultation with Attorney Weisberg to determine whether he can help you.

 

Fraud Attorney Chicago – No matter how straightforward or complex your fraud charge, Andrew M. Weisberg is an experienced fraud attorney in Chicago known for tough, aggressive defense. A former felony prosecutor, Attorney Weisberg has extensive experience in handling all types of criminal cases, from sex offenses and violent crimes to theft-related crimes and traffic violations. To contact Mr. Weisberg, visit https://www.chicagocriminallawyer.com/ or call his cell phone 24/7 at (773) 908-9811 or Text LAWYER to 25827 for prompt call back. The consultation is free.

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