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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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We can setup consultations in person, over Zoom, or over the phone to help you. Bottom line, we're here to help you win your case.

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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.

What Should I Do If My Bank Freezes My PPP Loan Account?

The U.S. Treasury Department may have recently announced their intentions to cease systematic audits on companies that received less than $2 million in federal funds under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), but make no mistake, the scrutiny on PPP loan recipients is far from over. In fact, the Small Business Administration (SBA) will continue to audit all recipients of PPP loans of $2 million or greater, while the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) conducts independent investigations on allegations of PPP loan fraud, including those involving loans below the SBA’s $2 million audit threshold.

As a result of these ongoing audits and investigations, some PPP loan recipients have had their loan accounts frozen. For these companies, this may be the first indication that their loan application or use of PPP funds is under scrutiny – a serious matter that warrants prompt attention from expert federal defense counsel.

But why the intense scrutiny on PPP loan recipients? Despite the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act being created only months ago, the PPP and its recipients have been the subject of intense scrutiny. The PPP made it easy for companies to receive forgivable federal loans, and given the country’s shuttered economy due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was immensely popular. However, this popularity also made it a prime target for fraud.

Of the initial $349 billion allocation to the PPP, it is expected that tens, if not hundreds, of millions of dollars were either issued to fraudulent loan applicants or used for purposes not permitted under the forgiveness conditions of the PPP. This has led to criticism in the media and has forced the federal government to closely examine the companies currently utilizing PPP funds. It is a moment of truth for many companies, and the stakes are high.

As the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) tirelessly work to uncover and prosecute instances of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan fraud, the question on many minds is: What exactly constitutes PPP loan fraud?

We previously delved into the topic and identified seven potential forms of PPP loan fraud, including:

  • “Stacking” PPP loans from multiple lenders
  • Misrepresenting or concealing information during an audit or investigation
  • Submitting fraudulent certifications for loan forgiveness or loan application
  • Providing false or fraudulent information in support of a loan application
  • Using PPP funds for illegal activities
  • Using PPP funds for ineligible purposes, such as anything other than payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities.

This is not an exhaustive list, and the SBA continues to update their Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document, providing crucial information for PPP loan applicants and recipients. It is crucial for new applicants to thoroughly review these FAQs before submitting their applications, and for current recipients to ensure compliance.

Our attorneys not only represent companies facing PPP loan fraud allegations but also assist with proactive compliance. If you have any questions or concerns about the PPP application criteria or the program’s forgiveness eligibility requirements, we are here to help. Trust us to guide you through this complex process and protect your business from the detrimental consequences of PPP loan fraud.

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was created to provide much-needed relief to struggling businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, fraud targeting the program is a serious crime that will not be taken lightly. Those found guilty can face severe penalties, including substantial fines and years, if not decades, of federal imprisonment. The Department of Justice (DOJ) has already filed criminal complaints for offenses such as aggravated identity theft, bank fraud, conspiracy to commit bank fraud, and wire fraud.

Companies and their owners and executives can also face civil penalties, such as fines, loss of government contract and program eligibility. It is important to note that there are effective potential defenses for these federal offenses, including demonstrating compliance with the program’s requirements and the use of PPP funds for their intended purpose.

If your company’s PPP loan account has been frozen, it is crucial to seek the help of experienced attorneys and former federal agents. They can defend you using all available means and can help you navigate the complex legal landscape. Don’t hesitate to reach out for a free and confidential assessment of your PPP loan fraud case. The stakes are high, and the consequences of a PPP loan prosecution can be dire, but with the right defense, you can protect yourself and your business.

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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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