Business Fraud & Theft
Sacramento Business Fraud Defense Lawyer
Defense Strategies in Business and Accounting Fraud Cases
In recent years Congress passed a number of laws that redefined actions that were once regulatory or administrative violations as criminal offenses. Board and management conduct is scrutinized with increasing frequency for potential violations of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. SEC reporting violations and accounting irregularities are being pursued with vigor by federal authorities.
Because of the scope and financial complexity of corporate fraud cases, and the potential for widespread economic consequences, multiple federal and state agencies devote considerable resources to investigating and prosecuting business owners thought to be guilty of corporate crimes. Fines and restitution awards from such cases help to fund these agencies.
One of the unfortunate consequences of being charged with business fraud or a high level corporate crime is that the government has years to develop its case, but you, the accused, have only weeks or at most months to mount a defense. This is why it is vitally important that you work with an experienced defense lawyer with knowledge of federal prosecution strategies and in-depth understanding of financial crimes.
At the Law Offices of Patrick K. Hanly, business executives, accountants, financial analysts, auditors, board members, and businessman facing fraud charges receive the benefit of experience and an aggressive and skillful defense.
Experience Counts in Complex Cases
A former prosecutor turned defense attorney, Patrick Hanly brings to his clients a sophisticated understanding of prosecution strategies and in-depth knowledge of complex financial matters gained over more than 16 years of criminal law work before grand juries and state and federal trial courts.
Defense for All Corporate / Business Fraud Cases
Mr. Hanly defends business clients facing criminal charges in state, federal, or appeals court for:
- Accounting fraud and tax fraud, including filing fraudulent corporate tax returns, under-reporting income, overstating deductions, mischaracterizing expenses, keeping multiple sets of books, making false entries, hiding assets or income, improper reporting procedures
- Bank fraud
- Mail and wire fraud
- Money laundering
- Insider trading