Mail fraud and wire fraud are criminalized by federal statute and consist of a scheme to defraud another of property or honest services where mail or wire communications are used in furtherance of the scheme. Because these crimes are broadly defined, they are commonly charged by federal prosecutors. “The wire,” for example, encompasses television, radio, telephone, internet, facsimile, money transfer, and other electronic communications. Additionally, the prosecution need not prove that the ends of the alleged scheme were achieved through the mail or the wire—instead, the prosecution need only establish that the mail or the wire were used “in furtherance of the scheme.”
Criminal mail fraud and wire fraud are punishable by up to 20 years’ imprisonment and a $250,000.00 fine for individuals ($500,000.00 for organization) for each offense, in addition to punishments which may apply to convictions for underlying crimes.
Given the high stakes involved, it is imperative that individuals facing federal drug 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 drug crimes. 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. I fight hard to enforce the rights of my clients, and I believe in the integrity of that fight.
If you have questions or concerns about a federal drug 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.