Finance Professionals Accused of Ponzi Scheme Operation
A Ponzi scheme occurs when a corporation or individual promises investors a specific rate of return. Rather than invest the money, however, old investors are instead paid with the principal of new investors. Bernie Madoff conducted the most famous Ponzi scheme in recent memory, in which thousands of investors lost billions. In the aftermath of this and other schemes, the SEC, FBI, DOJ and other agencies have devoted substantial resources to investigating and prosecuting Ponzi schemes and other forms of investment fraud. Anyone accused of defrauding investors in a Ponzi scheme could face federal or state charges under mail fraud and wire fraud statutes. Depending on the facts, tax charges and other allegations could be brought as well.
Securities cases often involve reviewing extensive documentation, including emails and other forms of electronically stored information (ESI). Dan is skilled at analyzing large quantities of evidence and will identify the strengths and potential weaknesses in your case. His goal in every case is to prevent an indictment. While he has had great success preventing indictments over his career, he is also an accomplished trial lawyer who will present a compelling case before a judge and jury if necessary.
People under investigation or indictment for these types of allegations tend to be high-profile individuals. Dan has extensive experience defending corporate officers, directors and others facing investigation or indictment. He recognizes the need for discretion and is prepared to create the best possible strategy in support of your position.
Protecting Your Reputation During a Fraud Investigation
In any event, any type of fraud investigation by a government agency has the potential to cause untold damage to an individual or corporation. It is crucial for anyone facing these allegations to enlist the services of a skilled lawyer as soon as possible. Dan C. Guthrie, Jr. has more than 30 years of experience. If you are under investigation contact the firm online or call 214-953-1000 to schedule a confidential consultation.