When most people think about insurance fraud charges, they often consider the situation where someone destroys property in order to get an insurance payout or submits a false claim to an insurance company.
However, there are many insurance crimes that are committed by the insurance companies or other businesses and lead to the financial destabilization of the insurance company. In fact, there are many cases where there is significant economic loss, and situations where there was interstate insurance businesses committing fraud. It is these large-scale frauds that attract the attention of the United States government, and the Department of Justice (DOJ).
When the scope of the fraudulent activities cross state lines, impact interstate commerce, or involve the United States Postal Service, the federal prosecutors, known as Assistant United States Attorneys, get involved. These prosecutors often oversee the investigation from the beginning, directing the investigators on how to pursue different methods of gathering evidence.
A federal case differs significantly from a state case because of the number of investigators and amount of resources available to the prosecuting attorney. It may seem impossible to fight, but the tenacious and skilled attorneys at Greco Neyland, PC understand how to attack the legalities of the investigation as well as the sufficiency of the evidence in order to help our clients in New York City.
The types of cases that most often are pursued by the federal government include:
The penalties for being convicted of federal insurance fraud include prison terms up to 10 years. When the fraudulent activities led to the failure of the insurance company or necessitated a “bailout” to continue operations, then the prison term may increase to 15 years.
In addition, there are significant fines that are levied as a result of a conviction on insurance fraud. It is critical to get the right federal defense attorney on your side if you are facing these charges.
A person may not realize the impact that his activities are going to have until he finds himself facing charges brought by a federal prosecutor intent on getting a conviction. It is important to retain the right attorney, which means a person who understands the pressure tactics and manipulative assertions of the prosecutor and is ready to counter each attack.
The dedicated New York Criminal Defense Attorneys at Greco Neyland, PC have spent many years learning how to effectively defend clients against the charges brought by federal prosecutors, including time that the founding members spent working as prosecutors themselves.
We believe that this provides us with unique insight into how to defeat the different aspects of a prosecutor’s case. We are always ready to take a case to trial, which is not the case with many defense attorneys.
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Our New York criminal attorneys assist clients accused of or charged with the following: