Ponzi Schemes

Being investigated for fraud by a government agency has the potential to cause untold damage to an individual or corporation

Those accused of defrauding investors in a Ponzi scheme could face federal or state charges under mail fraud and wire fraud statutes.

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.

SEC, FBI, DOJ and other agencies have devoted substantial resources to investigating and prosecuting Ponzi schemes and other forms of investment fraud.

Securing experienced legal representation as quickly as possible is your best chance at avoiding an indictment.

Depending on the facts in your case, you might also face tax charges and other allegations

Dan Guthrie’s 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.

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.

Those 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.

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