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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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Eugene Gorokhov Speaks with Law360 on the Sentencing Implications of the Bankman-Fried’s Conviction

On November 2, 2023, Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder of the FTX cryptocurrency exchange was found guilty of fraud and money laundering.  Federal prosecutors are alleging that he defrauded FTX customers out of upwards of $8 billion.  In his ongoing coverage of the case, Law360’s Phil Bantz spoke with Attorney Eugene Gorokhov regarding the sentencing implications of SBF’s conviction. Bankman-Fried Faces

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Attorneys Burnham and Gorokhov Named 2023 Super Lawyers

We are pleased to announce that Attorneys Charles Burnham and Eugene Gorokhov have been selected for inclusion in the 2023 Washington D.C. Super Lawyers list. This exclusive designation recognizes no more than five percent of attorneys in the District of Columbia. Super Lawyers, a part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer-influenced rating service that highlights outstanding lawyers who have

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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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Example of When Rule 801 May Come Into Play

Let’s consider a criminal trial scenario to illustrate how Rule 801, specifically the co-conspirator exception under Rule 801(d)(2)(E), might come into play. Scenario: Drug Trafficking Conspiracy Trial Defendants: Alice and Bob are on trial for allegedly conspiring to distribute illegal drugs. Prosecution’s Strategy: The prosecution wants to prove that Alice and Bob were working together in a drug trafficking conspiracy.

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What is Rule 801 of the Federal Rules of Evidence?

Rule 801 of the Federal Rules of Evidence specifically deals with the definition of hearsay in the U.S. legal system. Hearsay is a complex topic, and Rule 801 breaks down what constitutes hearsay and what does not. Here is a detailed look at the provisions within Rule 801: Rule 801: Definitions That Apply to This Article; Exclusions from Hearsay (a)

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