Our white collar crimes division represents companies, the board of directors, and corporate executives against charges and allegations of fraud and other white collar crimes.

The Criminal Law Group will represent you or your company against federal charges related to fraud and white-collar crime.  Call us today for a free consultation. 

Our attorneys have represented clients before federal and state government agencies across the country, including: the U.S. Attorney’s Offices; the Department of Justice (DOJ); the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC); Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC); the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI); the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and more.

If you have been accused or charged with a federal crime, or you are under investigation, call the attorneys at The Criminal Law Group now for a free consultation. 

Defending Against Federal Investigations

We advocate on behalf of our clients against charges of:

  • Conspiracy
  • Money Laundering
  • Mail Fraud/Postal Fraud
  • Wire Fraud
  • Bank Fraud
  • Securities Fraud
  • Tax Fraud
  • Investment Fraud
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Wiretapping
  • Lottery Scams
  • Aggravated Identity Theft
  • Counterfeit and Forgery
  • Extortion or Threats
  • Environmental Offenses
  • Bankruptcy Fraud
  • Destruction of Records in Federal Bankruptcy Investigation
  • Fraud Against Business Institutions
  • Federal Program Fraud
  • Corporate Fraud
  • Theft of Commercial Trade Secrets
  • Corporate (Economic) Espionage
  • Public Corruption
  • Antitrust Violations
  • Falsifying Business Records
  • Breaking and Entering a Carrier Facility
  • Destruction of an Energy Facility
  • Federal Campaign Finance Fraud
  • Election Fraud
  • Fraud in Schools

Running An Unlicensed Business

(Bitcoin-For-Cash Exchange Service)

In the summer of 2018, Theresa Tetley was sentenced to federal prison for running an unlicensed bitcoin-for-cash exchange in Southern California.

According to the DOJ press release, Ms. Tetley plead guilty to money laundering and  running an unlicensed bitcoin-for-cash exchange service.

All bitcoin-for-cash exchange services must register with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) as a money services business.

Registering with FinCEN ensures that your business is adhering to anti-money laundering prevention standards and reporting requirements.

The court ordered Ms. Tetley to forfeit 40 bitcoin, 25 gold bars, and almost $300,000 in cash accumulated from the illegal business.

But the court didn’t stop there.

Ms. Tetley was also sentenced to one year in federal prison, three years of probation, and a fine of $20,000.

Speaking to an attorney at the Criminal Law Group may help you avoid encountering some of the problems Ms. Tetley faced.

Wire Fraud, Bank Fraud & Investment Fraud

In 2018, Arthur Adams was charged by the federal government for his role in a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme that involved hundreds of investors over multiple states.  

According to the DOJ press release, Mr. Adams solicited millions of dollars from unsuspecting investors in exchange for the promise that he would invest those funds.

Instead, Mr. Adams is accused of using the funds for his own benefit and converting new investors funds into payments to old investors in a classic Ponzi scheme.

Mr. Adams also misrepresented himself and his business to investors by claiming he was involved in purchasing land and mineral rights when, in fact, he was not.

Mr. Adams case is being investigated by the FBI and the SEC.

The government claims that Adams convinced investors to hand over their money by showing them forged documents and false deeds to the land and mineral rights.

Adams then entered into fraudulent investment contracts with investors in the form of promissory notes.

If you are facing charges related to wire fraud, bank fraud, investment fraud, or if you are under government investigation, call the Criminal Law Group now for a free consultation.

Getting The Best Outcome For Your Case

Our lawyers are experienced and successful criminal defense attorneys and former criminal prosecutors who are all here to represent you.

The Criminal Law Group will provide you with the best team of criminal defense attorneys your city has to offer.

If you have been accused or charged with a federal crime, or you are under investigation, call the attorneys at The Criminal Law Group now for a free consultation.