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Experienced Wire and Mail Fraud Defense Lawyer in Chicago and Illinois

Mail fraud is when the U.S. Postal Service or other private carriers was involved in the fraudulent scheme to intentionally deprive another of property or money. Wire fraud is when the phone, Internet, e-mail, fax or other form of electronic communication is used to carry out a fraudulent scheme.   These schemes can consist of:

  • Check kiting schemes
  • Embezzlement
  • Internet fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Ponzi schemes
  • Pyramid schemes
  • Tax evasion
  • Theft

The prosecution must prove that there was deception on the defendant’s part in order to prove wire or mail fraud and they must also prove that the defendant was purposefully trying to defraud the victim.

Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud Facts

For mail or wire fraud cases, the mail or other form of electronic communication does not need to be critical to the fraud. Also, you do not need to mail or wire anything fraudulent directly. For example, if your scheme made the alleged victim wire or mail you money, you can still be charged with mail or wire fraud. You can be prosecuted if you discuss the scheme during a phone call.

Wire and mail fraud charges are often added to additional indictments, including:

  • Bank and mortgage fraud
  • Bank fraud
  • Health care fraud
  • Honest services fraud
  • Securities fraud
  • Tax fraud

Wire and mail fraud charges are very serious, which is why you should contact James Shapiro right away to help you with your case.

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