Akron Fraud Defense Lawyer

Fraud is a broad term that refers to various types of criminal activity. Laws against fraud can be found under Ohio Revised Code (ORC) § 2913.01. This offense can be understood as a dishonest calculation made for advancement and a false representation of a factual matter to deceive another individual. Certain elements must be proven for fraud to be charged. It must be shown that the defendant's actions involved:

  • A false statement of a factual matter
  • Knowledge that the statement is false
  • Intent to deceive the alleged victim
  • Justifiable reliance by the victim
  • Injury as a result to the alleged victim

Fraud can affect many professionals who are accused of this crime. Whether you are targeted as an individual or as a corporate entity, you can secure the representation of my firm. As your Akron fraud attorney, I can thoroughly investigate your case and offer criminal defense against all allegations of fraud.

Types of Fraud

If you have been contacted by a law enforcement officer regarding fraudulent charges against you, my firm can provide you with the information you need to pursue an effective result. At Christopher G. Thomarios, Esq. LLC, I can defend you against the harsh consequences that can result with a conviction. Following are summaries of common fraud charges which can damage your case if not properly handled.

Wire Fraud
Wire fraud is the use of electronic media to commit a criminally fraudulent action. Common sources of wire fraud include wire transfers, telephone calls, emails, and text messages. Wire fraud is codified in 18 U.S. C. § 1343 as having devised a scheme to defraud for the obtainment of money or property by transmitting through wire, radio, or television communication.

Mail Fraud
Use of the United States Mail Service to further a scheme to defraud is called wire fraud. This offense is discussed in 18 U.S. C. § 1341 and refers to devising a scheme to obtain an asset through "fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises."

Mortgage and Bank Fraud
Common types of mortgage and bank fraud are Ponzi Schemes, false documents, and forged signatures. Many mortgage and bank fraud schemes involve a misrepresentation, omission, or misstatement. Bank fraud is the act of pursuing money or another asset that is held by a financial institution.

Identification Document Fraud
False immigration papers, stolen identities, fake ID's and marriage fraud are ways in which identification document fraud is committed. Typically, this is a crime that is committed for immigration purposes and therefore, a conviction can result in deportation. Identification document fraud is handled under 18 U.S. C. § 1028 and is defined as the knowing production of an identification document or authentication feature.

Health Care Fraud
Prosecutors in health care fraud cases must determine whether the health care provider knowingly defrauded the benefit program in discussion through the submission of a false claim for services or products. Fraudulent billing by medical professionals and fraud on Medicare or Medicaid are types of health care fraud which can result in insufferable penalties.

Insurance Fraud
Insurance fraud is a deceitful act committed by the defendant with an intention to gain benefit or advantage from an insurance company. Insurance fraud includes false claims to the Bureau of Worker's Compensation and Social Security. False claims of injury, property damage, theft, medical care, or disability are also types of insurance fraud.

Securities Fraud
Deceptive practices in the stock or commodities market is referred to as securities fraud. Investors are induced to make purchases or sell based on false information. Securities fraud can include misrepresentations of business interests or holdings, kickbacks, and insider trading.

Tax Fraud
Tax fraud cases are investigated primarily by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). They are looking for inconsistencies, omissions, and evidence of deception. Examples of tax fraud include tax evasion, tax shelters, undeclared income, and the filing of false tax returns.

Business Fraud
Business fraud refers to activities which involve deceitful practices or devices for the purpose of depriving another individual of property or assets. Business fraud includes corporate embezzlement, breach of fiduciary duties, forgery, and misappropriation of business assets.

Developing an Effective Defense Strategy

Are you under investigation for any type of fraud in Ohio? You must act quickly to defend your rights and freedom. As an Akron​ criminal defense attorney, I have the legal of knowledge to carefully explain the laws associated with your case. With 10 years of experience, I can build a strong defense that manifests the government's error through the misinterpretation of your actions. Fraud can be a very subjective matter and with my assistance, I can help prove that no laws are broken. Your case requires an attorney who can challenge the prosecution's perception of the case.

Contact my firm today to have it thoroughly analyzed. You may be facing criminal charges and civil litigation that each may bring their own penalties, so don't hesitate to get in touch with my firm!

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