Protecting Your Professional Future Against Financial Crimes Charges
At the Law Office of John Freeman, we defend individuals and corporate entities charged with all types of financial crimes. We work with forensic accountants and other experts when defending against charges of embezzlement, bank fraud, mortgage fraud, stock fraud, and similar offenses.
Before you speak to the police, the FBI or to a grand jury, talk to Detroit criminal defense attorney John Freeman. The government authorities in charge of your investigation are skilled in getting the information they need for an arrest and conviction. Even if you are innocent of the charges, you may say things that can create problems for you later.
Get skilled legal counsel now. Contact Detroit embezzlement, money laundering and fraud attorney John Freeman at 248-250-9950 for a free initial phone consultation. From offices in Troy, we represent clients in federal and state courts throughout Michigan, from Cheboygan to Kalamazoo, Detroit to Alpena.
Bank, Mortgage And Investment Fraud Lawyer In Troy, Michigan
We defend individuals and companies under investigation for or facing criminal charges relating to financial crimes and other white collar offenses, including:
- Stock fraud, investment fraud and SEC violations: These crimes could include basic insider trading, or alleged scams involving new cryptocurrencies. Because financial markets move quickly, it’s not always easy to tell what is a crime and what is simply a bad investment.
- Embezzlement: Usually, someone is accused of embezzling from their employer or another organization where they have been entrusted with fund management.
- Ponzi schemes: Also known as pyramid schemes, these are among the best-known types of fraud. Those who see “returns” that are actually funds paid by later investors. Multi-level marketing businesses are often called pyramid schemes, though some are legal and legitimate.
- Money laundering: It is common for people charged with selling illegal goods (like drugs) to also be charged with money laundering. Sometimes, legitimate businesses are accused of being “fronts” for illegal activity and a way to launder money.
- Bank fraud and mortgage fraud: Something as simple as “kiting” a check can be considered bank fraud. At the other end of the spectrum, someone seeking a loan or mortgage may be charged with submitting fraudulent paperwork or information they know to be false.
- Healthcare fraud and Medicare or Medicaid fraud: Those charged with healthcare fraud are often medical providers, who may be accused of overbilling insurance companies, billing for services not rendered, and other misdeeds. Charges alone can threaten someone’s career, which is why it so important to work with a good attorney.
- Welfare fraud, food stamp fraud and other types of public benefits fraud: These cases often involve allegations that someone has intentionally provided false information to obtain assistance. Defendants may also be accused of failing to notify the government of “material changes” in their financial circumstances or misusing EBT cards.
We work with a team of top private investigators and experts in technical areas such as forensic accounting to challenge the prosecution’s evidence.
Due to the housing crisis, the government has prioritized mortgage fraud prosecutions. We defend buyers, sellers, realtors, appraisers and lenders facing charges of misrepresentation, falsifying appraisals or loan documents, mortgage application fraud, foreclosure fraud, and of mortgage fraud matters.
Stock Fraud and Investment Fraud
We defend individual investment advisors and stockbrokers, as well as investment companies facing criminal charges for SEC violations, stock fraud, market timing trades, investment schemes, brokerage fraud and other actions that violate investor’s rights.
Health Care Fraud
We represent health care providers, durable medical equipment companies and homecare companies in healthcare fraud matters. If you are under investigation for health care fraud involving fraudulent billing, over billing, HIPAA violations, or Medicaid or Medicare fraud, speak to a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.