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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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NYC Commodities Fraud Lawyers

As it becomes harder and harder for people to secure their financial futures, they often turn to various types of investments as a way to ensure they will have an income for many years to come. This is especially true when it comes to commodities, where traders as well as banks and brokers can find themselves under investigation for commodities fraud. While investors always trust their brokers or banks to provide them with accurate and reliable information, the truth is some of these financial firms and advisers choose instead to make more money for themselves at the expense of unsuspecting investors and clients. If you find yourself being charged with commodities fraud, you will need the services of an attorney who has the skills and experience needed to help you obtain the best possible results.

Defining Commodities Fraud
According to the FBI, commodities fraud is defined as the sale or purported sale of commodities through illegal means. A white-collar crime that is taken very seriously by the courts, it can involve a number of serious penalties and lead to decade after decade spent in prison. However, even if you have been charged with commodities fraud, all is not lost. While federal authorities may lead defendants to believe a conviction is a foregone conclusion, it is anything but that. A smart and knowledgeable commodities fraud lawyer will know this, and employ a number of aspects in their defense strategy to help their client get acquitted of all charges.

A Complex and Challenging Case
If there is one thing that will always play in the favor of a defendant charged with commodities fraud, it’s the fact that these cases are some of the most complex a court will ever hear. Since most judges and juries have little if any knowledge of financial markets, prosecutors often have a difficult time conveying the specifics of the case in an easy-to-understand manner. Since many transactions have often taken place in these cases, prosecutors may not be able to make it clear what the trader’s intent was when carrying out their duties. Because of the complexities involved in these cases, commodities fraud lawyers can often poke one hole after another in a prosecutor’s case and place large amounts of doubt in the minds of a judge and jury. To ensure this happens in your case, contact a lawyer who has the skills and abilities needed to sway the court in your favor.

Commodities Fraud Penalties
As with many other white-collar crimes, the penalties associated with commodities fraud can be unforgiving. Prison sentences can range from 10 years up to 25 years or even more, and fines can be well in excess of $1 million. And to make matters worse, defendants in these cases may also face other charges as well including mail fraud, wire fraud, and embezzlement. When facing these charges, it’s extremely important to work with a lawyer who has a track record of success in these cases. Otherwise, you may find yourself facing serious consequences for crimes you did not commit, yet having little if any recourse other than to accept the court’s verdict. But by making sure you have the expertise of a lawyer who is committed to fighting for your rights, your chances of walking away with an acquittal increase substantially.

Get the Legal Help You Need
If you are charged with commodities fraud, there is little doubt you will be facing numerous criminal and civil consequences. Under these circumstances, you will need the service driven lawyer you can find to take your case. Whether your lawyer will be working with you to plan a defense strategy, negotiate a plea deal, or resolve the case in a manner that will benefit all parties, it’s important to remember that the complexities of these cases will almost always work in your favor. If you are facing a multi-count indictment, your lawyer will use this to plan a defense strategy that is aimed at putting doubt and confusion in the minds of those deciding your fate. Instead of feeling as if a conviction is inevitable, take advantage of a free consultation with an experienced lawyer and get the legal help you need to win your case.

NYC Commodity Pool Fraud Lawyers

Commodity trading has a long history in United States financial markets. From the earliest days of the republic, commodities ranging from wheat to pork bellies have been sold through small, informal markets. By the end of the 19th century, commodities trading had become a much larger business, institutionalized through markets like the Chicago Board of Trade.

Commodities trading can frequently be divided into two lines of activity: spot sales, entitling the owner to immediate delivery of the commodity in question, and futures contracts, entitling the owner to take delivery of a commodity at a specified date.

While commodity trading has existed in the Untied States for centuries, the regulatory approach to the practice has changed considerably over time. In 1936, Congress and President Franklin Roosevelt established the Commodity Exchange Authority to address what was perceived as rampant fraud and abuse in the commodities markets.

In 1974, Congress and President Gerald Ford replaced that agency with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, tasking the replacement entity to serve as the lead regulator of commodities markets. In 2010, Congress and President Barack Obama further extended the powers of the CFTC through the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

Commodities trading is frequently done on the basis of individual accounts, which refers to the money that an individual or entity puts forward to place trades in the commodities or commodities futures markets. However, a recent financial innovation has been increased trading in the form of commodities pools. Regulation of this form of investment has been strict, primarily because the government is intent upon protecting the assets of people who may be ill-prepared to invest and speculate on the commodity futures markets.

A commodity pool refers to a group of investors who combine their money together to invest in commodities or commodity futures. This form of commodities trading is perfectly legal when it follows the regulations that are promulgated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. In recent years, however, the federal government has investigated and aggressively prosecuted multiple cases of fraud in the formulation and execution of commodity pools.

Commodity pool fraud can occur in a number of ways, although three types are the most common. In the majority of cases, investors in a commodity pool are defrauded through misrepresentation. This means that the commodity pool is marketed through a misleading prospectus or other false or materially misleading statements by the organizer. For instance – in a classic case of commodity pool fraud – an organizer may promise a low rate of risk or a high rate of return while knowing that such claims are false.

Another example of commodity pool fraud is the misappropriation of commodity pool funds. In these cases, the organizer of a commodity pool deposits money intended for investment in commodities into unrelated – and typically personal – accounts. Because such misappropriation typically causes losses for investors, it is another serious federal offense.

Finally, failing to follow the CFTC’s regulations regarding registration – which must occur after a certain number of investors join or a certain amount of money is invested in a pool – is a federal offense.

Penalties for commodity pool fraud charges are often severe. Under federal law, the CFTC is empowered to bring civil actions to recover money from commodity pools. In some cases, pool organizers and managers have been responsible for millions of dollars in restitution payments.

Worse, the criminal penalties for commodity pool fraud are harsh. If found guilty of a single county of commodity pool fraud, an individual can face up to 10 years imprisonment per count. Since many indictments include multiple counts, such a sentence can quickly become an effective sentence of life imprisonment.

If you, your associates, or a loved one are being investigated or have been charged with commodity pool fraud, it is imperative that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately to safeguard your legal rights.

A competent, qualified defense lawyer can ensure that your legal rights are protected during the course of the investigation. If you are criminally charged in a commodity pool fraud matter, a criminal defense attorney can work with prosecutors to reach a favorable plea agreement or – if necessary – present a strong defense before a judge and jury.


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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