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"You can only protect your liberties in this world by defending the other man's freedom."

- Clarence Darrow

"In all criminal prosecutions the accused shall enjoy the right to have the assistance of counsel for his defense."

- Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution

"I know of no higher fortitude than stubbornness in the face of overwhelming odds."

- Louis Nizer

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- Edward Bennet Williams

Top Rated Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys.

Federal and White Collar Criminal Defense Attorneys in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.

Founded by partners Charles Burnham and Eugene Gorokhov, we are a criminal defense law firm serving Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Our attorneys specialize in defending white collar crimes, and have successfully represented numerous clients facing federal criminal charges such as: bribery, fraud, foreign corruption, espionage, controlled substance act violations, and more. We pride ourselves on hard work, dedication to our clients, and a record of successful results.

Dedicated to Federal Criminal Defense of White Collar Crimes and Fraud

We focus exclusively on defending individuals accused of federal, white collar, and fraud crimes. Our attorneys are admitted to practice in Washington, D.C., and Virginia, and regularly handle cases in federal court in Virginia, D.C., and Maryland. We accept federal criminal cases from all over the country, and also accept criminal cases in the local courts of Washington, D.C., and Virginia.

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Fraud Abroad? The Fourth Circuit Clarifies When Defendants May Be Prosecuted In The United States for International Fraud.

This month, the Fourth Circuit issued its decision in United States v. Elbaz, 52 F.4th 593 (4th Cir. 2022) on rehearing. The Fourth Circuit clarified that the federal wire fraud statute does not apply extraterritorially, but that the use of United States wires to conduct foreign fraud can justify U.S. prosecution. This has ramifications for digital fraud and for venue challenges to traditional fraud prosecutions. Background The key conduct in the case occurred in Israel.

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Third Circuit Strikes Blow For Sensible White-Collar Money Laundering Decisions

Last month the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (overseeing district courts in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and the U.S. Virgin Island), took the extraordinary step of overturning a federal white-collar money laundering conviction. In doing so, the court limited the government’s ability to simply tack on § 1956 money laundering to major fraud cases. The case, United States v. Fallon, — F.4th —- (2022), provides a bulwark against unnecessary money laundering charges

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PPP Loan Fraud Investigations

PPP Loan Fraud Investigations If you or your business are under investigation for, or have been charged with, alleged fraud involving the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), you need the skilled, experienced PPP Loan Fraud defense attorneys of Burnham and Gorokhov, PLLC, representing you as soon as possible. What Is the PPP? In late March 2020, in the midst of the social and economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,

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D.C. Circuit Limits Avenues for Compassionate Release

On Tuesday, October 11, 2022, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, decided United States v. Curtis Jenkins, limiting the available rationale for compassionate release under the First Step Act (FSA). The court found that compassionate release was not available where substantial changes in the law radically reduced the sentence a defendant would face if he had not pled guilty. With this decision, the court made clear that compassionate release is not

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We view our clients as our best resource and a critical part of our team. Understanding our clients, including the facts of their case, personal background and circumstances, and goals, is an essential part of our strategy for achieving the most successful outcome. For this reason, getting to know and working closely with our clients is a priority in each and every case. By avoiding unnecessary and costly operating expenses, we are able to provide our clients with top-notch defense at rates significantly lower than those of larger law firms.

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