Securities Fraud

Increased Enforcement and Regulation of Crypto

Cryptocurrency has been at the forefront of debate between various law enforcement and regulatory efforts to impose stricter controls and regulations and those who view it as a form of currency that should not be closely regulated. Within the past two weeks, both the SEC and the Treasury Department have defended their enforcement actions [...]

By |2024-04-10T17:36:52-04:00April 10th, 2024|Crypto, Federal Plea & Sentencing Mitigation, Fraud Charges, Money Laundering, Securities Fraud|Comments Off on Increased Enforcement and Regulation of Crypto

Increased Federal Enforcement and Regulation of Crypto

Federal regulatory and law enforcement agencies have been redirecting and expanding their resources to investigate and combat frauds involving crypto and other digital platforms. The SEC recently requested $200M from Congress to hire additional 170 new employees, many to focus on crypto-related cases.  These new hires will include lawyers in the Division of Enforcement’s [...]

By |2024-02-15T11:02:37-04:00April 28th, 2023|Crypto, Federal Computer Fraud and Abuse, Money Laundering, Securities Fraud, Theft/Embezzlement|Comments Off on Increased Federal Enforcement and Regulation of Crypto

A Federal Restitution Order Leads to Garnishment of the Defendant’s Bank, Retirement and Stock Accounts

Courts uphold federal government’s ability to seize a convicted defendant’s 401(k) accounts to satisfy an Order of Restitution after a conviction at trial or a guilty plea.

What to Do When the SEC and the U.S. Attorney’s Office are Investigating You

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) operates from its headquarters in Washington, D.C. and has 11 regional offices. It’s Division of Enforcement investigates cases and recommends to the Commission cases to be brought against individuals and entities. Investigations can begin through whistleblowers, news articles, referrals from other agencies, complaints from the public or data derived from market surveillance.

Ponzi schemes versus pyramid schemes explained

A form of white collar crime that most New Jersey residents have heard about and some have unfortunately become first-hand familiar with is the fraudulent investment scheme. This trap usually comes in the form of a purported investment opportunity that promises a return on investment that is the epitome of the saying, "Too good to be true." There are many types of fraudulent investment schemes, from supposed foreign royalty looking for someone to help them to deposit large sums of money to insider trading on the stock market.

By |2021-05-25T18:16:24-04:00September 12th, 2016|Securities Fraud|0 Comments

Different levels of government prosecute fraud

With the economic recession that began in 2008 came an attitude in New Jersey and throughout the country that was very hostile towards executives in large companies and people working within the financial industry. They were seen as reckless gamblers or greedy thieves that blatantly stole money from ordinary, honest people. The prevailing mood was that these financiers should be prosecuted and punished.

Most Common Federal Business Frauds

Federal Business FraudsViolations of any number of federal statutes have the potential to jeopardize a business and can, in many cases, result in individuals going to prison. In addition, restitution and forfeiture may be applicable. Below, we delve into some of the most commonly encountered federal business fraud statutes.

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