The term "fraud" covers a wide range of acts, and so federal fraud charges can come up in a very wide range of cases, including cases involving accusations of identity theft, securities fraud, tax evasion and more.
What may be the first crime committed in space is under investigation. Federal authorities are investigating whether US Army astronaut Lt. Col. Anne McClain committed federal fraud charges for accessing her estranged wife's bank account during McClain's six-month tour on the International Space Station.
The growing interconnectivity in our economy and new technology has led to expanded federal law enforcement activities. The Federal Reserve recently issued a whitepaper discussing synthetic identify fraud and identified it as the most rapidly growing type of crime in the United States.
Prosecutions of college admissions activities involving celebrity children have focused attention on a surprising crime involving daily and arguably inappropriate conduct with private businesses and organizations. In many cases, federal fraud charges attorneys must deal with an unclear honest fraud services crime.
Fraud charges may be filed for alleged crimes that take place through the mail, telephone and electronic media. Attorneys can help defend against federal fraud charges, including wire fraud. Wire fraud occurs when the defendant uses electronic communications or an interstate communications facility to defraud or obtain money after making false promises or representations to the recipient of the communication.