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The Spodek Law Group is an elite criminal defense law firm that provides superior service and white glove professionalism, to a unique clientele nationwide. We handle tough cases that require experience, attention to detail, and excellence in order to win. With over 50 years of combined experience, we’ve handled national and international cases.

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Our criminal defense law firms is one of the most successful defense law firms in the state of New York. We have a high success rate because we are very pragmatic when it comes to advising our clients on how to proceed – and to make sure their case ends in a positive outcome. Our goal is to help every single client get charges dismissed, or reduced. Because of our work, 100’s of people have been able to avoid criminal charges from being filed against them.

Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
Verified
I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
Mesonista parsons
Mesonista parsons
2021-03-05
Verified
My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
debabrata chakraborty
debabrata chakraborty
2021-03-03
Verified
Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
Asata Hendricks
Asata Hendricks
2021-03-02
Verified
Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
2021-02-26
Verified
I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
2021-02-24
Verified
Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
L.C.
L.C.
2021-02-24
Verified
I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
2021-02-23
Verified
I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!


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"Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them..."

David Bruce

"Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet."

Rowlin Garcia

"Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind."

Francis Anim
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Food Stamp Fraud RETAILER TRAFFICKING

Severe Punishment Associated With Retail Food Stamp Fraud

Food Stamp Fraud is motivated by the fact that citizens are faced by great necessities that cannot be ignored as they must be fulfilled in one way or the other. The primary reason as to why most people in the American society deem it necessary to sell out their snap benefits is only so that they can be able to obtain cash that will be used to meet the daily basic needs that tend to be very demanding.

The American system is full of different bills, all of which one is expected to have paid before the due date. It is impossible for a nation to succeed with the abundance of food and yet there is no cash, as the latter tends to determine most of the activities that can be undertaken by anyone. In the United States, there exists some form of structural inequity, which makes people be pushed to undertake activities that may otherwise be considered to be of a criminal nature.

Bill Clinton was the first president to overhaul the Welfare program that had been established in the United States, which happened in 1996. As a result of the change, the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) was born. The occurrence of economic down times such as the Great Recession had an adverse impact on many households, and it led more people to become dependent on the snap system.

The USDA is the sole institution that is mandated to oversee the smooth implementation of the Supplementary Nutritional Assistance Programme. As challenges continue to be experienced in the economy of the United States, such as a drop in the value of the dollar against other currencies, so does the cost of living continues to rise to a point where many households find it impossible to support their lifestyles.

The snap program was therefore implemented to help those could not make ends meet sufficiently. Statically, the number of snap dependents has risen from 7.3 million in 1989, to more than 23.7 million families in the year 2014. The surge in the number of individuals who depend on the program is considered to have spiked so fast, due to the hard economic times that have occurred in the past.

The number of dependents on the program is quite high, and the USDA decided to enroll convenience stores in different parts of the country to help out in the process of issuing proceeds from the SNAP program to the larger community. However, trafficking cases started emerging where the retail outlet owners had devised ways of ensuring that they could be able to exchange the snap benefits and obtain cash, which could be used for various other purposes. In other severe cases, the snap merchandise has been found to be exchanged for ammunitions, and controlled drugs.

Retail food stamp fraud

Trafficking that is associated with SNAP benefits is defined as Food Stamp Fraud, and the Retail Food Stamp Fraud is considered to be the worst as it can attract severe punishment from the state. The punishment ranges from huge fines to the complete termination of the license issued to convenience stores so that they can participate in the snap program.

Such actions frequently lead to the complete closure of most businesses, as they end up finding it difficult to survive in an environment where there is much competition from those who receive assistance from the United States Department of Agriculture snap program.

Various regulations have been enacted by the United States department of Agriculture in conjunction with the State, to try and curb the rampant food stamp fraud that is taking place in the country, as the vice is seen by most people to be an abuse towards the use of taxpayer hard earned cash.

The regulations that stipulate the penalties that can be applied to any individual found to be involved in trafficking are outlined in the USA codes title 21 section 802. The fraud majorly involves activities such as the exchange of coupons and ATP cards for cash.

Retail stores that are suspected of participating in Food Stamp Trafficking are typically scrutinized and investigated deeply by the USDA, to come up with possible facts that may be related to the vice. In a court of law, the slightest possibility of having undertaken the food stamp trafficking is treated harshly as no much investigation is required. A jury may decide on the most suitable punishment that should be availed to the culprit.

For instance, if a convenience outlet is found to be participating in the vice for the second time, the most probable course of action would be to permanently close down the business, which can be achieved through the full denial of a permit. Optionally, the court might decide to suspend the license associated with The snap program for a period that does not fall below 12 years.

Rather than suspension, most convenience store outlets typically prefer to pay the damages in the form of fines, since the license suspension would mean that the business cannot operate. Section 278.6 of the United States codes also outlines penalties that can be applied to anyone who is found to be culpable Food Stamp Trafficking.

The USDA officers collect evidence in various ways, such as through visiting the premises in which fraud is suspected to be occurring, profoundly reviewing the financial reports that are associated with the convenience store, and also obtaining relevant data from the businesses EBT systems.

Re-Application Process

For disqualified outlets, the re-application process is usually scrutinized carefully, and it can only be done once the period of suspension is complete, or when the full penalty associated with the previous act of trafficking is paid. Re-application is usually done as stipulated under section 278.1, after which the Food Nutritional Service reviews the forms and makes a final decision.

FNS is usually involved in the collection of data from the business, and then USDA sends a charge letter to the store where the evidence of trafficking has been obtained. It is usually up to the retailer to decide if they prefer a suspension of their license, or pay the fines associated with the fraud. Upon receiving the letter, the response from the convenience store owner must be made to the FNS within ten days, failure to which a decision will be carried out without the consideration of the retailer’s opinion.


Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
Verified
I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
Mesonista parsons
Mesonista parsons
2021-03-05
Verified
My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
debabrata chakraborty
debabrata chakraborty
2021-03-03
Verified
Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
Asata Hendricks
Asata Hendricks
2021-03-02
Verified
Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
2021-02-26
Verified
I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
2021-02-24
Verified
Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
L.C.
L.C.
2021-02-24
Verified
I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
2021-02-23
Verified
I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!

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Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them enough.

~ David Bruce

Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet.

~ Rowlin Garcia

Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind.

~ Francis Anim

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