Legal Blog: Federal Crimes

Federal Investigations into PPP Fraud: What You Need to Know

As federal criminal defense attorneys at Burnham & Gorokhov, we understand the concerns and uncertainties individuals face when under investigation or charged with a federal crime of fraud, especially in cases involving programs like the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). We’ll review the intricacies of federal investigations into PPP fraud, offering essential information and insights for those who may be under

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What Is White Collar Crime?

In recent years, white collar crime has gained increased attention in both legal circles and the public sphere. Often associated with individuals in positions of trust and authority, white collar crime encompasses a wide range of non-violent offenses committed for financial gain. In this article, we’ll explore white collar crime, shedding light on its definition, common types, and legal implications.

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What Are The Most Common Federal Fraud Crimes in The United States?

Facing federal fraud charges can be daunting and overwhelming. At Burnham & Gorokhov, we specialize in defending individuals under investigation or charged with federal fraud crimes. Here, we review the most common types of federal fraud crimes, offering a brief summary for those who may be under investigation or have been indicted for fraud by the federal government. Securities Fraud

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Understanding RICO Charges: Defenses and Legal Strategies

Facing RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) charges can be daunting and overwhelming. As federal criminal defense lawyers at Burnham & Gorokhov, we understand the complexities of RICO cases and the serious consequences they entail. In this article, we’ll provide valuable insights into understanding RICO charges, defenses, and legal strategies to help better understand these challenging situations. What Are

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Attorney Eugene Gorokhov’s Insights into the FTX Wire Fraud and Conspiracy Case Involving Bankman-Fried

Blockchain and crypto fraud attorney Eugene Gorokhov recently provided analysis for a Law360 article titled “What Crypto Attys Will Be Watching During The SBF Trial.” The criminal trial of Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF), the founder of FTX, on seven charges of wire fraud and conspiracy, has started in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. Bankman-Fried stands

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Understanding Federal Indictments: The Process and Implications

Facing a federal criminal charge is an intimidating prospect, and the pivotal moment in such cases often is the issuance of a federal indictment. This article aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of federal indictments, shedding light on the process leading up to an indictment and the implications it holds for individuals involved in federal criminal defense cases. What is

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Understanding Fraud Charges: The Importance of Intent and Defense Lawyers

When it comes to fraud charges, the government must demonstrate that the accused misrepresented or lied with the intention of deceiving someone else.  Although the typical fraud case will involve financial or legal harm to the victim, harm is not an element of fraud offenses. For example, attempts and conspiracies to commit fraud are violations of federal law, even if

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How Do You Know If You’re Under Federal Investigation?

There are various reasons why someone might be under federal investigation. It’s important to note that this answer provides a general overview, and specific cases can vary widely in terms of their circumstances and the laws involved. Here are some common reasons: Violation of Federal Laws: If someone is suspected of violating federal laws, such as those related to drug

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