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Types of Fraud

Atlanta Federal Defense Lawyer

The basic premise of fraud is that of obtaining money, property, or other assets from another by way of willful and deliberate deception. Its primary purpose is financial gain for the person perpetrating the crime, though that person may also have other reasons for their actions. If you are being investigated for a fraud crime, or if you have been formally charged, it is advised that you consult with an Atlanta federal defense lawyer at The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C.

There are a large number of fraud crimes, and each one of them is addressed by a different federal law. Common fraud examples include:

  • Securities Fraud
  • Interstate Fraud
  • Bankruptcy Fraud
  • Financial Fraud
  • Business Fraud
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Bank fraud
  • Tax fraud
  • Wire fraud
  • Mail fraud
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Medicare and Medicaid fraud
  • Multi-level marketing fraud

Federal Fraud Penalties

The severity of different fraud crimes can vary substantially, and so the penalties attendant with a fraud conviction can also vary. Typically, a person convicted of fraud will be required to pay restitution to the victims of the act, and may also have to pay fines that can be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. For serious offenses, prison time may also be involved. In general, the penalties for fraud will be commensurate with the damages caused by the crime.