Spodek Law Group handles tough cases
nationwide, that demand excellence.
Covered by NYDaily News. Las Vegas man accused of threatening a prominent attorney and making vile remarks.
Covered by New York Times, and other outlets. Fake heiress accused of conning the city’s wealthy, and has an HBO special being made about her.
Accused of stalking Alec Baldwin. The case garnered nationwide attention, with USAToday, NYPost, and other media outlets following it closely.
Juror who prompted calls for new Ghislaine Maxwell trial turns to lawyer who defended Anna Sorokin.
Clients can use our portal to track the status of their case, stay in touch with us, upload documents, and more.
Regardless of the type of situation you're facing, our attorneys are here to help you get quality representation.
We can setup consultations in person, over Zoom, or over the phone to help you. Bottom line, we're here to help you win your case.
The Spodek Law Group understands how delicate high-profile cases can be, and has a strong track record of getting positive outcomes. Our lawyers service a clientele that is nationwide. With offices in both LA and NYC, and cases all across the country - Spodek Law Group is a top tier law firm.
Todd Spodek is a second generation attorney with immense experience. He has many years of experience handling 100’s of tough and hard to win trials. He’s been featured on major news outlets, such as New York Post, Newsweek, Fox 5 New York, South China Morning Post, Insider.com, and many others.
In 2022, Netflix released a series about one of Todd’s clients: Anna Delvey/Anna Sorokin.
Why Clients Choose Spodek Law Group
The reason is simple: clients want white glove service, and lawyers who can win. Every single client who works with the Spodek Law Group is aware that the attorney they hire could drastically change the outcome of their case. Hiring the Spodek Law Group means you’re taking your future seriously. Our lawyers handle cases nationwide, ranging from NYC to LA. Our philosophy is fair and simple: our nyc criminal lawyers only take on clients who we know will benefit from our services.
We’re selective about the clients we work with, and only take on cases we know align with our experience – and where we can make a difference. This is different from other law firms who are not invested in your success nor care about your outcome.
If you have a legal issue, call us for a consultation.
We are available 24/7, to help you with any – and all, challenges you face.
The PPP program was designed to allow small businesses keep workers on their payroll. This program provided federally guaranteed loans for eligible businesses. More than 10 million loans were issued, totaling more than $750 billion under PPP. The project was part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This loan helped provide small businesses cover their needs: payroll, rent, utilities, and other expenses because Covid affected their earnings.
Some people took money they didn’t rightfully deserve. Businesses who apply for a PPP loan are required to meet requirements, and there are limits on how they can spend funds. If a business violates these requirements when getting a PPP loan – they could be held liable to charges.
Some of the ways businesses committed PPP fraud include:
Many business owners are getting in trouble because they lied about how many employees they have. If you lie on your PPP loan application, you could be accused of bank fraud under U.S. Code Title 18 U.S.C. 1344. Bank fraud is considered a type of white collar crime, and the penalty can vary.
If a business lied about the number of employees they had on their PPP loan application, they can also be accused of wire fraud. If you were found to use a communications device, like a telephone or email, to defraud an institution in order to gain funds from a PPP loan – you can be considered guilty of wire fraud. Penalties for wire fraud can include prison up to 20 years.
PPP loan fraud, as a result of lying about your number of employees, can be prosecuted as conspiracy to commit fraud. This illegal act involves two or more people conspiring to commit an offense against the U.S., and the charge can include up to 5 years in prison and other punitive damages.
If you lied about the number of employees on your PPP application – you can also be prosecuted for making false statements to a financial institution. It is illegal to make a false statement to a financial institution, so if you lied about the number of employees on your PPP loan, you could be charged with this federal crime. This act is criminal, under section 1014, and if you’re convicted – you could face a fine, and prison time.
If you’re under any type of investigation, it’s important to be careful. As you are aware, you should consider hiring a PPP loan fraud lawyer as soon as possible. If you make any statements, any words, to the wrong agent of the government – they can be used against you. You might think you are telling the truth – or defending yourself, but you may accidentally incriminate yourself. This problem will not go away on it’s own. You should consider speaking to a trusted criminal defense attorney at the Spodek Law Group. If you think you might be facing PPP fraud charges, we can help you.
If you are being investigated for lying about employees on your PPP loan application there are potential defenses we can work on your behalf:
Lack of intent: In order to charge you with PPP fraud, the government has to prove you intentionally misrepresented a fact on the PPP loan application. It’s natural there was some confusion when filling out these forms.
Loans usage: If you signed a PPP loan application, you have to certify the funds would be used for business-related purposes under loan requirements. We will help you build this defense.
Identity: Another thing the government has to prove is that you are the person who committed the crime and pursued the crime. PPP applications require the business owner to file specific applications and the government has to prove you were the person who submitted the application. If its possible, we will work to ensure there is no evidence for this.
If you’re worried about lying about employees on your PPP loan application, call the Spodek Law Group today.
Please fill out the form below to receive a free consultation, we will respond to
your inquiry within 24-hours guaranteed.