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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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Regardless of the type of situation you're facing, our attorneys are here to help you get quality representation.

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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.

NJ SBA Fraud / PPP Loan Fraud Defense Lawyers

SBA Fraud / PPP Loan Fraud Defense
What happens if a company is prosecuted for PPP loan fraud? What exactly is PPP loan fraud, and what can you do to clear the charges?
The CARES Act was made law on March 27, 2020. This coronavirus stimulus package provided relief to small business owners and Americans who had lost their jobs. The goal was to help people be economically secure until the coronavirus pandemic ended. One of the biggest pieces of the CARES legislation was the Paycheck Protection Program, otherwise known as the PPP.
The PPP was given almost 350 billion dollars in federal funding. It was designed to give relief to small businesses and mid-size businesses that could not continue paying their employees due to the financial strain from the coronavirus impact.
Even though there were hundreds of billions of dollars in aid, the funding was all gone minutes after it was made available. Applications flooded in to the government asking for relief. Companies that ought to have been eligible were left with nothing because there were no funds left to give them.
Federal programs that provide financial relief will always be accused of fraud. But the scrutiny is even heavier regarding the PPP. Since the funds were depleted so quickly, companies that were able to receive PPP funding will be scrutinized by federal officials to be sure they haven’t taken money that could have been used for a more deserving business.

Fraud Concerns Identified

Many people have criticized the setup of the PPP system, and various concerns about fraud have been raised. Right now, the federal government is taking input on how to offer better protection with future programs, as well as how to combat the issues that were seen with PPP.
Part of the fraud concern is because of how disjointed the application process was. But there are other fraud concerns as well. Certain federal agencies are currently going through the businesses that received federal aid and working to identify those that received funds under false pretenses. It’s very likely that these businesses will be prosecuted, since the PPP was so widely criticized for how quickly it was depleted.
If a company is accused of receiving fraudulent federal aid, it’s important that they speak to a lawyer who is experienced in working with the federal government.

Types of PPP Fraud

Any federal program can be subject to fraud. Various application omissions and financial acts can be constituted as fraud. Where the PPP is concerned, fraud may be incurred in both inadvertent mistakes and intentional misrepresentations. Even if you didn’t mean to make the error, your business still received fraudulent federal funding that could have gone to someone else.

One of the fraud iterations is “stacking” your loans. If applicants received loans from several different lenders, they are guilty of fraud. People are only supposed to have loans from one lender. The additional money should have been given back to the government rather than distributed.
According to the federal government, investigators intend to focus on this kind of fraud. It’s one of the easiest types of fraud to trace, since government officials can see who received funds from different lenders.

Another form of fraud is submitting false information on the loan application. To be eligible for the relief, you needed to meet certain criteria. If your company didn’t actually meet all the criteria, but you misrepresented your application so it looked like it did, you might also be subject to fraud charges.
Companies may have misrepresented how many employees they had, whether their employees were independent contractors, whether the business met the small business eligibility requirements, and what the company’s payroll costs were. All of these things may have gotten a business approved when it shouldn’t have been, or gotten a business a larger loan than it should have received.

Applicants also needed to certify certain facts before submitting. If you falsely certified these facts, you may be charged with fraud. You needed to certify that the loan was necessary for the operation of your business, that the funds would be used for your payroll or mortgage, that you would only receive one loan, and that you submitted accurate information in your application.

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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...

~George Cherubini

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