Public corruption involves a breach of public trust or an abuse of position by federal, state, or local government officials. This may occur, for example, through the commission by a government official of a criminal offense such as bribery, conspiracy, election fraud, extortion, financial conflict of interest, honest services fraud, kickbacks, mail fraud, money laundering, perjury, racketeering, tax fraud, theft of government property, wire fraud, or other fraud.
Public corruption is investigated by a number of federal, state, and local agencies, including federally by the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Service, and the U.S. Office of Government Ethics. Public corruption is punishable under a number of federal statutes, including the Bank Secrecy Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Hobbs Act, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, and various other provisions of the federal criminal code. Violations of these statutes are subject to strict penalties, including potentially lengthy terms of imprisonment and substantial fines.
Given the high stakes involved, it is imperative that individuals facing securities fraud charges choose an attorney with the knowledge and experience necessary to defend such a case. I have chosen to focus my practice on White Collar Crimes, including securities fraud. I fight hard to enforce the rights of my clients, and I believe in the integrity of that fight.
Over the last 40 years, I have earned a successful track record in high stakes white collar matters and have argued before the United States Supreme Court as well as other federal courts throughout the country. If you have questions or concerns about a securities fraud matter, I invite you to contact me directly to discuss it at (212) 639-1600 or Patrick@MullinDefense.com. You will discuss your concerns with me personally—never an associate or a paralegal. In addition, you should know that your contact with me, and with my firm, is privileged under the law, regardless of whether or not you decide to retain my firm to represent you.