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What is the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act?

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Jul 04, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you conduct business outside the United States, you must be aware of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which is a federal law that prohibits American businesses and individuals from paying bribes to foreign officials to secure business deals. It also mandates keeping accurate books so as not to...

What is Human Trafficking Under Federal Law?

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Jun 29, 2022 | 0 Comments

Human trafficking, also known as Trafficking in Persons, or TIP, is a serious federal crime that may result in lengthy prison sentences upon conviction. Every state has laws penalizing human trafficking, including California under Penal Code 236.1 PC. However, when the act crosses state or international...

What is the Federal Crime of False Billing?

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Jun 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

For many decades, the federal government has hired private businesses and contractors to work for them. Every year, thousands of companies receive revenue from government contracts. At the same time, the government strictly regulates this work and watches for inaccuracies in payment claims...

What is Federal Corporate Fraud?

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | May 31, 2022 | 0 Comments

The federal government, specifically the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission, is taking a hardline stance against instances of bribery, corruption, and similar corporate criminal activities, commonly called "corporate fraud.” Most federal corporate fraud cases are highly...

Defending Federal Immigration Crimes

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Apr 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

Most people know the United States government has jurisdiction over the immigration policy. They enforce the immigration laws and the states normally work in cooperation with the federal government. This means when immigration laws are violated on a criminal level, then any prosecution will..

Defending Federal Securities Fraud Charges

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Mar 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

The federal securities law defined under 18 U.S.C. § 1348 was formed after the mail fraud and wire fraud statutes which makes it a federal crime to defraud someone related to a security, or obtain money or property using false pretenses. Allegations of securities fraud are typically sought against...

Individual Federal Criminal Charges for Corporate Acts

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Feb 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

Most federal corporate fraud cases are a highly complex area of law involving many different statutes. Just an allegation of corporate and business fraud can be life-changing. It can destroy a career that took a lifetime to achieve. In many cases, the primary key to a favorable outcome will depend on your...

What to Expect When Facing Federal Criminal Charges

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Jan 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

Most people are not familiar with the process of a federal criminal case filed by the United States Department of Justice. Criminal cases involving federal laws can only be handled in federal courts. Federal crimes involve offenses committed on federal property, drugs crimes into the country, mail fraud...

Defending Federal Money Laundering Charges

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Jan 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

Money laundering is generally described as financial transactions involving money that was obtained through criminal activity. In other words, a money-laundering transaction is to take money earned through illegal activity and make it look legitimate. The term “laundering” refers to a process of someone...

Defending Federal RICO Act Charges

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Jan 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

Organized crime is generally described as a criminal enterprise where members engage in criminal activity for financial gain. Initially, the federal RICO Act was used by the government to prosecute mob bosses, but now used more broadly for a variety of federal fraud and extortion offenses. The term “racketeering”...

Defending Federal Mail Fraud Charges

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Jan 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

A federal mail fraud case is generally described as someone making false representations or promises, with intent to defraud, by use of the mail to execute the scheme. Mail fraud under 18 U.S.C. § 1341 is closely related to wire fraud under 18 U.S.C. § 1343 where someone intentionally defrauds...

Defending Federal Conspiracy Charges

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Jan 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

Federal prosecutors often file conspiracy charges under 18 U.S.C. § 371 that cover a wide range of alleged criminal conduct. Conspiracy charges are typically difficult to defend and a federal criminal lawyer must thoroughly investigate the prosecutor's evidence in order to develop a strategy to challenge....

How To Talk Your Way Into a Federal Indictment

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Nov 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

How to Talk Your Way into An Indictment By Speaking With The Government – Lessons From the Federal Cases of Martha Stewart, Michael Flynn, and Others. As a federal criminal defense attorney, it is almost a cliché that the prudent advice to a client is to remain silent. If the client does not discuss their...

Plea Agreements in Federal Criminal Cases

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Apr 07, 2020 | 0 Comments

The vast majority of federal criminal cases never make to a trial, rather they are resolved through a plea agreement between the defendant's criminal defense lawyer and the federal prosecutor. Plea agreements typically involve a defendant pleading guilty in exchange for getting some federal...

Proffer Agreement in a Federal Criminal Case

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Mar 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

In some federal criminal cases, it might be in the defendant's best interest to cooperate with the prosecutor. For example, the evidence against them is so strong that it can't be reasonably challenged, such as a case where the illegal conduct was recorded by undercover federal law enforcement agents...

What Is a Federal Target Letter?

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Feb 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you are involved in a federal criminal investigation, you might be considered a witness, subject or a target. If you receive a target letter from a federal prosecutor or the Department of Justice informing you that you are the actual target of a grand jury investigation, then you need to understand it...

Defending White Collar Crimes in Federal Court

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Nov 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

A “white collar crime” in the context of federal offenses refers to non-violent financial or regulatory offense charged in a federal criminal court. Common crimes include health care fraud, embezzlement, extortion, mortgage fraud, money laundering, securities fraud, bribery, forgery, insurance fraud...

Avoiding Jail Time in Federal Child Pornography Cases

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Nov 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

Our criminal defense law firm has represented many clients in California State and federal courts who were facing child pornography-related charges – including possession and distribution. In most child porn cases, before a defendant is actually indicted, federal law enforcement agencies have already...

Defending Drug Trafficking and Sales Cases in Federal Court

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Oct 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Our criminal defense law firm has experience representing clients who were charged with drug trafficking and sales of narcotics in California State and federal courts – in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841. We have helped clients minimize or eliminate penalties for federal drug charges. It should be noted...

Federal Child Pornography Laws – 18 U.S.C. § 2252

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Oct 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

The laws against child pornography are some of the strictest in the federal court system. Title 18 of the United States Code, Section 2252 makes it a federal offense to possess, distribute, or transport child pornography – which is defined any visual imagery that depicts children under 18 years old...

Strategic Approaches for Staying Out of Federal Prison

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Oct 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

At the criminal defense law firm of Eisner Gorin LLP, a large portion of our practice involves federal crimes, rather than California State, investigations, plea negotiations, and trials. There are several aspects of federal criminal law practice similar to State practice, such as jury trials where the prosecutor...

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