Legal Blog: Federal Fraud 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 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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Crypto Fraud Defense Attorney Eugene Gorokhov Comments on Bankman-Fried’s Trial

Crypto fraud attorney Eugene Gorokhov, in a recent Law360 article, explains the impact of U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan’s ruling, which denied Bankman-Fried’s ‘advice of counsel’ defense and rejected every one of Bankman-Fried’s proposed expert witnesses. The criminal trial of Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF), the founder of FTX, who faces seven charges of wire fraud and conspiracy, is currently ongoing

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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 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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What is a “reverse proffer” and when is it used?

A “reverse proffer” is a term used in criminal law, specifically in the context of plea bargaining. Usually, a proffer session is a meeting between the prosecution and the defense during which the defense offers information in exchange for some sort of leniency or concession in the case. The idea is to “proffer” or offer up some kind of valuable

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DOJ Sends Clear Message on PPP Fraud

A man from Virginia has been convicted for committing multimillion-dollar fraud in the COVID-19 relief programs. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that the man was convicted of multiple counts of wire fraud and bank fraud in connection with his fraud scheme that involved the misuse of COVID-19 relief funds, including the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic

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PPP Fraud in the United States

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was created by the U.S. government in response to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The program provides small businesses with forgivable loans to help them keep their employees on payroll and pay other essential expenses. The PPP was a critical part of the federal response to the pandemic, but it has also been

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What Should You Do If You Are Being Investigated for Cryptocurrency Fraud?

The issue of criminal charges relating to cryptocurrency has been brought to the forefront by the recent arrest of Samuel Bankman-Fried, founder of cryptocurrency exchange FTX, in the Bahamas on charges including multiple forms of fraud and the conspiracy to commit fraud, campaign finance charges, and money laundering. If you are being investigated for cryptocurrency fraud, you may wonder what

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