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A Ponzi Scheme, similar to what used to be called Pyramid Schemes, usually offers abnormally high short-term returns in order to entice new investors. The high returns that a Ponzi scheme advertises (and pays) require an ever-increasing flow of money from investors in order to keep the scheme going.
The defining point of this crime is that the high returns paid to investors do not come from an actual investment. Instead, they come from the constant influx of cash by new investors. In other words, a operator of this scheme promises a return to one investor and then takes the next investor's money to pay the previous investor.
This scheme requires an ever-increasing supply new investors to keep the prior investors paid. Eventually, these schemes collapse when they run out of new investors, leaving many investors unpaid and left with nothing in return for their investment.
It is crucial to point out that these investors were always led to believe that they were investing in a legitimate enterprise such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds, property, etc.
Accusations of a operating a Ponzi scheme are very serious because of the amount of damages involved and the fact that they are often prosecuted at the federal level. Both of these facts can lead to severe penalties.
It is critical to identify immediately whether you are being charged by or might be charged by the federal government. Federal Courts are different from State Courts and require a different type of defense. Federal charges are investigated by large government agencies with virtually unlimited resources and time to build their cases. If you suspect that you may be charged or under investigation by the federal government, it is critical that you obtain the services of an experienced federal criminal defense attorney.
Ponzi schemes can be subject to strict sentencing guidelines and substantial prison terms and restitution based on the amount of money involved. In general, penalties increase in proportion to the number of victims and the amount of financial loss suffered by them. Ponzi scheme charges require an aggressive defense because of the large number of potential witnesses who may testify against you in hopes of receiving financial restitution.
Pre-trial preparation is the key to successful defense of Ponzi Scheme charges. Your defense team needs to have the experience and expertise to determine which records are relevant to your case and thoroughly analyze these records.
Ponzi Scheme criminal defense requires specific techniques depending on the type of charge. The investigation generally requires discovery motions to compel prosecutors, employers, banks and other institutions to turn over records that can be used in your defense.
Ponzi Scheme accusations must be fought vigorously by thorough investigation. There are often many witnesses willing to testify against you in hopes of receiving financial restitution. Your defense team must have the expertise and time to conduct its own investigation of your case.
Because of the time and specialized skills involved, mounting a defense requires a defense team, not just a single attorney. Prosecutors generally do not pursue cases that they don't feel they can prove in trial. This is why it is critical to dig even deeper than the prosecution and inject the reasonable doubt that will let you win in the courtroom if necessary.
LibertyBell Law Group was founded by a group of criminal defense attorneys who have a track record of generating results. We grew frustrated with the fact that thousands of people still suffer life-altering consequences because they do not have the ability to mount an adequate defense.
We created this law firm to level the playing field. We hand-picked only the foremost experts in sex crimes defense. We have extensive experience and an impressive track record of results in sensitive and highly challenging sex crime cases.
We provide these legal veterans with all of the resources they need to get the best possible results for our clients. We make this powerful legal defense force available and affordable.
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