When a Ponzi scheme is discovered, the alleged perpetrator is often vilified in the court of public opinion long before they are even charged with a crime. Unfortunately, investors sometimes contact law enforcement agencies simply because they are dissatisfied with their investment, regardless of whether any foul play actually occurred.
At Okabe & Haushalter, our Los Angeles federal crime attorneys understand the extremely severe consequences you’re facing if charged with operating a Ponzi scheme. With extensive experience handling complex criminal cases in federal court, our firm is uniquely qualified to defend you against these serious accusations.
We can provide the effective counsel you need during this trying time. Take action now by calling (818) 722-3452.
What Defines A Ponzi Scheme?
In a Ponzi scheme, initial investors are promised a high rate of return, typically with the promise of little to no risk. These investors are then paid using funds raised from newer investors, thus giving the illusion of a safe and successful investment.
In some cases, legitimate investment ventures become Ponzi schemes after early investors express anger or dissatisfaction with their returns. To appease these investors, parties will “give in” and pay them back with other investor funds.
If you contact us early, we may be able to prevent charges from being filed against you. Do not wait to schedule your free case evaluation.
Operating A Ponzi Scheme Is A Serious Federal Crime
Ponzi scheme accusations are especially serious due to both the large amount of damages, as well as the fact that these crimes are typically tried in federal court. They are investigated by intimidating federal agencies like the SEC, FBI, and FTC.
To make matters worse, you may be charged with additional crimes beyond fraud, such as conspiracy, tax evasion, and even money laundering. For these reasons and many more, you need strong, experienced defense from a skilled Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer.
Take Quick Action To Protect Your Future
If you have been accused of a Ponzi scheme, it is imperative that you contact a Los Angeles fraud defense attorney immediately. If you act quickly, we may be able to prevent charges from ever being filed against you. If you wait, you could be facing the harsh consequences of a federal criminal conviction.
At Okabe & Haushalter, our attorneys have successfully litigated many high-profile cases in both state and federal courts. Experience is key, but it is our history of successful case results which truly sets our firm apart. Do not take chances with your freedom and future – contact us today for the dedicated and effective counsel you need.
The Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys at Okabe & Haushalter are ready to fight to tooth and nail for you. You have most likely heard of our firm from our television appearances, newspaper articles and other media from the national and international covered cases we have handled.