Business and Corporate Fraud
Business and corporate fraud allegations can be life-changing. Legitimate careers and business relationships have been destroyed from mere accusations of business or corporate fraud. This is a highly complicated area of the law where the key to a successful outcome or a reduced sentence, depends upon the defense lawyer’s ability to reduce the the amount of loss. For this reason, it is essential to have an aggressive, experienced federal criminal attorney representing you.
As a former Enforcement Attorney for the United States Securities & Exchange Commission, Philadelphia business and corporate fraud attorney Hope Lefeber’s experience enables her to understand how the government operates, and, therefore, enables her to best prepare a winning defense. In addition, the government often brings parallel proceedings wherein companies and individuals simultaneously face criminal and civil investigations, penalties and sanctions from a number of government agencies. Ms. Lefeber manages every aspect of the defense to protect her clients from self-incrimination.
Consistently honored as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association, and as one of the Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Pennsylvania by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Ms. Lefeber has an excellent reputation for achieving the best results for individuals, businesses and corporations accused of federal crimes. Too many defendants find themselves in a position where, given the government’s often inflated charges, they feel compelled to immediately negotiate a settlement. Hope Lefeber believes that an aggressive response challenging the government’s allegations can ultimately prove far more beneficial to the ultimate outcome.
Whether there is a mere suspicion of fraud or other wrongdoing, you have received a grand jury subpoena, a search warrant has been served or you have already been indicted, Ms. Lefeber will handle all aspects of the proceedings against you. She is tireless in her pursuit of her client’s constitutional rights and vigorously challenges any evidence obtained by the government.
Business and Corporate Fraud Cases Include:
- “Cooked Books” and fraudulent accounting and bookkeeping practices
- Misrepresentation of business value, concealment of debts, undervaluing or overvaluing of assets
- Fraudulent transfer of business assets
- Use of business funds, assets and opportunities for personal use
- Theft of employees, clients, trade secrets and patents
- Predatory or fraudulent lending practices
- Misuse of retirement, pension or other employee benefit funds
- Falsification of financial statements, tax returns and other records
- Self-dealing and misappropriation of assets by business officers and managers
- Fraudulent creation of or fictitious sales and receipts
Contact Philadelphia Criminal Defense Attorney Hope Lefeber
If you face allegations of business or corporate fraud, contact the Philadelphia law office of Hope Lefeber by calling 610-668-7927 or completing our online form. Ms. Lefeber is extremely well-known and respected in the federal courts for her aggressive and effective representation of her clients. Consultations are free and confidential.