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Faced 5+ Years in Prison

People Vs Joseph Amico

Covered by NYDaily News. Las Vegas man accused of threatening a prominent attorney and making vile remarks.

Faced 10+ Years in Prison

People Vs. Anna Sorokin

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.

Faced 3+ Years in Prison

People Vs. Genevieve Sabourin

Accused of stalking Alec Baldwin. The case garnered nationwide attention, with USAToday, NYPost, and other media outlets following it closely.

Faced Potential Charges

Ghislaine Maxwell Juror

Juror who prompted calls for new Ghislaine Maxwell trial turns to lawyer who defended Anna Sorokin.

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Meet Todd Spodek

WE PROVIDE WHITE GLOVE SERVICE TO CLIENTS
WHO WANT MORE FROM THEIR ATTORNEY

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.

NYC Cross-Border Fraud Lawyers

The advent of the internet and the rise of social media has made communication across countries much easier. But it has also enabled a rise in scams perpetrated across national borders that can cost unwitting or confused consumers thousands of dollars.

Known as cross-border fraud, this phenomenon takes a number of forms. The end result, however, is that American citizens or permanent residents are defrauded out of money, assets, or goods in exchange for false promises or claims. Under federal law, cross-border fraud can be punished on its own and in conjunction with other serious offenses. In many cases, the punishments include long jail terms and substantial fines.

As public awareness of cross-border scams increased during the middle of the last decade, concerns rose that senior citizens and other vulnerable individuals were being preyed upon by cross-border scammers. In the most serious cases, widows and widowers lost their entire life savings to scammers. As a result, the federal government repeatedly took action to address this problem and criminalize the activities of those involved in cross-border scams.

In 2006, Congress passed – and President George W. Bush signed – the Safe Web Act. This federal legislation is designed to give federal authorities, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Department of Justice broad powers to investigate and charge people who have perpetrated cross-border scams.

To give the law even more teeth, Congress and President Barack Obama agreed in 2012 on a reauthorization of the Safe Web Act. This amendments increased penalties for offenders, gave investigators even broader powers to search and seize information related to scams, and enhanced the prospects that individuals who live in foreign countries can be extradited to the United States to face charges for their role in cross-border scams.

A few examples of the type of fraud that can be perpetrated by foreign nationals on Americans are instructive. Advance fee fraud, originally known as “Nigerian money fraud” schemes, involve a foreign scammer promising to send money or goods to an American after they first make a smaller payment to the scammer. After the American sends the money, the foreign scammer is never heard from again.

Another type of scam, which frequently is used to prey on lonely widows or widowers, is known as a romance scam. In these cases, a foreign national may adopt a false identity to meet American seniors on the internet and engage them in what the American believes to be a sincere love affair. The scammer will then ask the American to send money or goods, and may repeat this request several times. However, they will ultimately break off the “romantic” relationship after receiving a number of gifts or a substantial amount of money.

Finally, another type of scam involves “work from home” schemes or reshipping fraud. In these cases, Americans are induced to package and ship goods they receive in the mail – or perform other mundane tasks – that in fact are part of a large criminal enterprise that may be transacting in stolen goods or theft by unlawful financial transactions.

Public outrage at these scams has led investigators and prosecutors to seek strong penalties for scammers. In addition to charges relating to fraud, scammers can be charged with computer and internet crimes, mail or wire fraud, identity theft, and a plethora of other offenses.

While the maximum sentence for each of these charges varies, it is not uncommon for judges to impose sentences of as much as 30 years imprisonment per count. In addition, individuals convicted of these crimes face millions of dollars in fines and restitution.

If you or a loved one are facing an investigation for cross-border fraud, it is imperative that you contact a competent, experience criminal defense attorney today. Cases of cross-border fraud are very complex and typically involve lengthy investigations. Promptly hiring a qualified attorney is the best way for you to secure your legal rights.

If you reside abroad, an experienced criminal lawyer – especially one versed in cross-border cases – may be able to assist you in preventing your extradition to the United States. They can also work with prosecutors to reach a plea agreement and, if necessary, present a strong defense before a judge and jury.

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I was searching for a law firm with some power to help me deal with a warrant in New York . After 6 days I decided to go with Spodek Law Group. It helped that This law firm is well respected by not only the top law firms in New York , but the DA , Judge as well. I...

~Fonder Brandon

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It was my good fortune to retain Spodek Law Group for representation for my legal needs. From the beginning, communication was prompt and thorough. Todd, Kenneth and Alex were the first people I worked with and they all made me feel comfortable and confident that the team was going to work hard for me. Everything was explained and any concerns...

~A G

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After meeting with several law firms, I chose the Spodek Law Group not only for their professionalism and experience, but for the personal attention given to me right from the initial consultation. It is important to recognize how crucial having the right legal team is when faced with potentially life altering events that impact families and the lives of loved...

~George Cherubini

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