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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.

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

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WE PROVIDE WHITE GLOVE SERVICE TO CLIENTS
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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.

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NYC Bank Secrecy Act Lawyers

The Bank Secrecy Act is one that encompasses another white-collar crime. The Bank Secrecy Act is the act of laundering money. As defined by the law dictionary, it means “the act of transferring illegally obtained money through legitimate people or accounts to that its original source cannot be traced.” The federal government classifies this as a criminal act, and the Bank Secrecy Act covers a variety of methods used by money launderers to keep their funds from appearing illegally obtained. Its purpose is to hold financial institutions and/or individuals liable for assisting in the money laundering business by providing specific financial transactions during the laundering process.
Locating a money launderer and proving an individual or institution was responsible for helping launder dirty funds is difficult. When a system is complex, buried deeply, and ingrained so well into the typical world of legal finance, it makes it nearly impossible for lawmakers and investigators to find the source of the laundering despite their suspicions. Sometimes these investigations take years to complete as money trails are difficult to follow in many cases.
Understanding the Bank Secrecy Act
Before anyone can be charged with violating the Bank Secrecy Act, he or she must knowingly and willfully engage in transactions used to launder funds obtained through illegal manners. There are many people who engage regularly through their work at a bank, through their patronage at a specific business establishment, and in a variety of other methods with absolutely no knowledge that the funds they’re working with are illegally obtained and being laundered. These people might fall into the line of investigation during a money laundering scheme at some point, but their innocence is typically found. Those who engage in this act willfully and knowingly are tried for violation of the Bank Secrecy Act.
Anyone being tried for violating this act must also know they’re being investigated for other crimes. Money laundering cases most often include a variety of other crimes in addition to laundering and violating the Bank Secrecy Act, which means anyone being tried could be investigated for any of the following:
– Gambling
– Arson
– Robbery
– Murder
– Kidnapping
– Extortion
– Dealing drugs
– Bribery
– Robbery
Each of these crimes comes complete with its own legal ramifications, making it more likely a person’s charges are being increased to include further legal punishment. Many defendants question why someone who violates the Bank Secrecy Act is investigated for these crimes even if they had no direct hand in any of them. Anyone laundering money or assisting in the process knows the funds were obtained illegally, which makes them guilty by association to other crimes. Even if the violator of the Bank Secrecy Act had no knowledge of the means by which funds were illegally obtained, they know something occurred.
Penalties for Violating the Bank Secrecy Act
Various legal action is taken against anyone who willfully violates the Bank Secrecy Act, and they’re defined here.
– Willfully violating the Bank Secrecy Act results in up to five years in prison, a fine as high as $250,000, or a combination of both.
– Willfully violating the Bank Secrecy Act in addition to being charged with another criminal act in the process faces up to 10 years in prison, a fine as high as half a million dollars, or a combination of both.
– Willfully violating the Bank Secrecy Act in addition to being charged with another criminal act in the process as well as conspiracy faces up to 20 years in prison and a half million-dollar fine.
Money laundering and violation of the bank secrecy act are federal crimes appropriated by federal punishment. Anyone tried and found guilty of this act is going to face the maximum legal penalty as defined by the law. An experienced criminal defense attorney who has worked with defendants accused of violating the Bank Secrecy Act can help those accused find a defense, disprove the prosecution, or reduce the charges being brought against the defendant. A significant portion of a person’s life is spent in prison if found guilty of violating the Bank Secrecy Act, which is why many defendants want an experienced attorney.

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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...

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