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Federal Embezzlement Defense Attorney

By Spodek Law Group | October 9, 2021
(Last Updated On: July 26, 2023)

Last Updated on: 26th July 2023, 08:28 pm

Alright, friend. Let’s chat a bit about a rich-man’s game they call embezzlement. The name might sound fancy, but trust me, it’s definitely not a game you want to be playing. Unfortunately, some folks get dragged into it unaware. It’s the kind of headache that requires a defender who knows their salt, someone like yours truly, Todd Spodek, or our highly competent team at the Spodek Law Group.

What the Heck is Embezzlement?

First, let’s shine some light on this shadowy business. Embezzlement and theft might seem to be cut from the same cloth, but there’s a distinction. Sure, both involve yoinking someone else’s property, but here’s the wrinkle: while theft is sneakier, sliding in without the owner’s knowledge, embezzlement requires the victim to actually, willingly hand over control of their property, believing in good faith that it’ll be taken care of.

To put it simply, imagine if you lent me your dog for the weekend, and I sold him to buy a new TV. That’s embezzlement in a nutshell (apologies to all dog lovers for the imagery – I assure you I would never do such a thing!).

So, What’s the Big Deal?

So, you ask, what’s the penalty for such a misdeed? Well, let me tell you, it’s not a slap on the wrist. If you’re convicted, you could wind up cooling your heels in the clink for up to a decade. And your wallet won’t be any happier – you’ll be shelling out the amount you embezzled as fine, that is if it’s less than $1,000. If it’s a hefty sum, say from a bank, you could get a whopping 30-year vacation in prison and cough up a cool $1 million.

The Hidden Costs

If you think the financial penalty and prison time are the only downsides, think again, my friend. An embezzlement conviction puts a big, fat, ugly smear on your reputation. It turns job-seeking into an obstacle course, revokes your voting rights and leads to all sorts of unpleasantness. Even the faintest whiff of evidence demands a damn good defense strategy to wriggle out of these troubles.

Escape Plan: Strategy

Before you get branded as guilty, the prosecution has to prove three things: you had a hold on the victim’s property, there was some sort of trust-based relationship between you two, and you took the property unlawfully. Now, this is where a good embezzlement lawyer comes in, finding chinks in the prosecutor’s armor.

Maybe you didn’t pocket the dollars for yourself, or perhaps the property wasn’t unlawfully taken. Sometimes, you might have been the mouse to the prosecutor’s cat, lured into a trap – entrapment we call it in legalese. Mental incapacity is another card you can play. And if five years have rolled by since the alleged crime, the statute of limitations becomes your “Get Out of Jail Free” card – the law can’t prosecute you anymore!

Your Defense Awaits

Are you sweating, staring down the barrel of an embezzlement charge, or shuffling uncomfortably under the magnifying glass of an investigation? Don’t just sit around wringing your hands. You need to gear up and hit back with seasoned, go-to specialists in white-collar crimes, like us at Spodek Law Group. Our experienced team will put their heads together to strategize the best possible defense. So why wait? Give us a shout; let’s get you out of this pickle.

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