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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.

Escrow Services Scam Lawyers

Escrow services scam is a type of fraud that involves using a fake escrow sites. Escrow refers to the use of a third party to secure funds in a transaction before the final deal. For example, a property buyer who needs to conduct a full inspection of a house before closing a deal may pay part of the price. This money is put in escrow and goes to the seller if the buyer finds everything satisfactory or back to the buyer if there is an issue. A neutral third party can also hold a deposit on a purchase before the buyer can get the rest of the money. The reasons are numerous when it comes to why people use escrow services.
For someone who has been accused of escrow fraud, getting a good lawyer is vital. Escrow services scams have different dynamics; hence the need for an attorney who understands them. The increasing opportunities for escrow fraud have made it necessary to provide specific services for this type of crime. An escrow service scam attorney will help you understand your case and the charges against you.
Type of Escrow Scams
Stealing funds deposited in an escrow account is one form of scam that can be perpetrated. Usually, this is covered up with fake instructions from the relevant parties. Misuse of funds is another way that escrow funds can go missing from the account. For instance, making bad investments with the money. Traditionally, escrow funds are supposed to stay in an account until the appropriate parties withdraw them.
Another scam technique is where an individual delivers a counterfeit check to the escrow agent and then asks money back for an emergency of some sort. The agent gives the money but doesn’t get funds because the check didn’t clear.
A seller can defraud a buyer by recommending a particular escrow site where to deposit funds. The buyer ends up losing money and the seller claims not to know anything.
Falsification of HUD-1 statements is something else that can land an individual in legal trouble. One common scam is the misrepresentation of title defects when conducting real estate deals.
The use of online sites to commit escrow scams usually involves stealing identities as well.
Penalties for Escrow Services Scam
The charge will usually depend on the type of fraud that you have committed. It will also matter where the scam happened. Charges such as theft, participating in a scheme to defraud, residential mortgage fraud, issuance of a bad check, larceny, and identity theft are just a few that fall into that category.
Note that such scams don’t only break state but federal laws as well. Postal, wire, and bank fraud are some of the charges that you may face. Federal crimes carry the toughest penalties, and you may be in more trouble than you had anticipated. Using wire communications for misrepresentation, false statements and promises can result in 20-30 year jail terms. The financial penalties are hefty as well with some going as much as $ 1 million. Federal charges come with a lot of scrutiny, which is not a good thing, whether for an individual or company.
Now that you grasp the magnitude of getting caught in an escrow scam, the importance of a defense lawyer is clear. Charges for fraud schemes are complicated because a lot of crimes fall under the same categories. Sometimes, the charge may not be very clear, or you may not have had the knowledge you were partaking in a crime. A lawyer should be the first person you discuss your charges with. You get to understand what the charges mean. An attorney has to assess your case to come up with an appropriate defense.
A conviction for fraud scheme will not only affect you but the people around as well. The effects will spill over to family members. For example, if you have a partner and share banking information, such an event would ruin both your credits. There is also the damage to your reputation and that of your company. An escrow service works on trust. Buyers and sellers expect an escrow agent to be neutral when conducting business. Losing that trust means the end of your business. You can mitigate the impact of a fraud charge by working with a legal expert. Lawyers who have years of experience navigating the justice system are what you need to improve your chances.

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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...

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