Cape Cod Securities Fraud Defense Lawyer

Securities fraud occurs when investors are encouraged or enticed to make portfolio decisions based on information that is inaccurate. However, even when legitimate investments fails, investors may cry foul and SEC regulators may begin looking into accusations of securities fraud.

Even the accusation of securities fraud can be professionally and socially damaging, and penalties for a conviction are severe, including large fines and significant jail time. If you have been accused of or are under investigation for securities fraud, it is imperative that you seek skilled and experienced legal representation. Call Cape Cod securities fraud attorney James Powderly today at 508-343-0676 to schedule an initial consultation.

Types of Securities Fraud

Investment fraud can take many forms, and the laws and regulations designed for its prevention are extensive. The following are a few of the more common forms of securities fraud:

  • Insider Trading – The practice of a corporate insider trading stock or other securities based on non-public information gained in the course of professional duties.
  • Internet Fraud – The practice of artificially inflating the price of a particular stock by spreading incorrect information in internet forums, chat rooms, and email spamming, and then selling the stock before the price returns to normal.
  • Dummy Corporations – A company formed to create the illusion of being another company with a similar name, and then selling shares of the dummy corporation’s stock while leading investors to believe they are purchasing the real corporation.
  • Ponzi Schemes – An investment scheme where new investors’ money is paid to older investors as “profit”, rather than actually selling a good or service – also known as a pyramid scheme.

One of the most damaging aspects of a securities fraud investigation is the negative press and stigma associated with the accusations, which is why it is so important to fight charges of securities fraud.

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If you are under investigation for or have been charged with securities fraud, you need the guidance and advice of an experienced Cape Cod securities fraud defense lawyer right away, before the matter becomes more damaging than necessary. James Powderly has a proven record of success and will work tirelessly to defend your rights. Call today at 508-343-0676 to discuss the details of your case.

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