What Are Wire And Mail Fraud Charges?

Mail and wire fraud are serious federal charges that have a broad scope. They apply to any type of scheme that defrauds others through the use of U.S. mail or electronic transmissions (such as email, telephone, the Internet or wire transfers). Examples include engaging in Internet "phishing" schemes or using other deceptive means, through the Internet or mail system, to steal personal identifying information for financial gain.

To obtain a conviction, the prosecutor must prove:

  • A fraudulent scheme or deception
  • Use of mail or wire communications to advance the scheme
  • Intent to defraud others

"Fraud" includes both outright falsehoods as well as material misrepresentations.

As felony offenses, these charges can result in up to 20 years in federal prison and thousands of dollars in fines.

Conspiracy Charges

You can also be charged with conspiracy to commit mail or wire fraud. In these cases, the prosecutor must prove:

  • A plan or agreement with another person to commit fraud
  • An overt act toward carrying out that scheme

Conspiracy charges are felonies. As a result, they must be taken just as seriously as mail and wire fraud charges.

Get A Former Prosecutor On Your Side

If you are facing any type of federal fraud charge, or you are under investigation for fraud, you need a strong advocate on your side. You will find one at The Law Offices of Benjamin Nadig, Chtd. As a former prosecuting attorney for the City of Las Vegas, I have experience handling more than 150 criminal trials in Nevada courts. Now as a defense lawyer, I apply that experience to effectively represent both local and out-of-state clients accused of serious white collar crimes.

I appreciate the full extent of what's at stake in these cases — not just your freedom and liberties, but also your reputation and livelihood. I will work tirelessly on your behalf to fight for a favorable outcome.

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