When someone intentionally devises and carries out a scheme to defraud someone else for monetary gain or property, it is known as the federal offense of wire fraud. Wire fraud criminal charges typically are found to utilize sounds, written information, pictures or graphics, or visual or verbal information by means of: Television, Internet, Radio, or any other interstate wire communications.
Wire fraud is a crime which does not require the actual scheme to be completed, as long as prosecutors and prove the defendant had the ability and intent to to carry out the scheme to defraud others. Prosecutors may often build a case with as little as a person or group of persons which have materials or information in there possession which could lead to a plan of wire fraud to be carried out.
Wire fraud is considered a form of government fraud, and may involve more than one person, a group of individuals or organized crime faction.
Penalties for a wire fraud conviction under federal law may be severe, including:
Prosecutors in a wire fraud criminal case must prove, beyond a shadow of doubt:
When charged with a wire fraud crime it is important to be made fully aware of your legal rights, defense strategies, and to have aggressive, detailed, and dedicated criminal defense legal representation in your corner. Hiring an experienced wire fraud defense attorney may provide you the best opportunity to achieve your desired outcome, or a fair and reasonable resolution.
CRAIG A. SONNER