Cape Cod Wire Fraud Defense Attorney

Wire fraud is a broad term that encompasses all manner of fraud committed by means of electronic communication. While considered a non-violent crime, a wire fraud conviction can still carry extremely harsh penalties including up to $1,000,000 in fines and 30 years of imprisonment. Additionally, wire fraud is considered a white collar crime, a distinction which assigns a strongly negative social stigma and can draw unwanted media attention.

Wire fraud is a federal offense as communications made via internet communications use infrastructure spanning outside of state lines. If you have been accused of wire fraud it is imperative that you enlist the services of a skilled attorney immediately to ensure that your rights and interests are protected to the fullest degree possible. To discuss your particular situation, contact Cape Cod wire fraud lawyer James Powderly at 508-343-0676 for a consultation.

Types of Wire Fraud

18 U.S.C. § 1343 defines wire fraud as “any scheme or artifice to defraud, or for obtaining money or property by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises, transmits or causes to be transmitted by means of wire, radio, or television communication in interstate or foreign commerce, any writings, signs, signals, pictures, or sounds for the purpose of executing such scheme or artifice” In plainer terms, wire fraud is the use of electronic communications to commit fraud. The following are some of the more common wire fraud schemes:

  • Telemarketing fraud
  • eBay fraud
  • Identity theft
  • Credit card fraud
  • Money transfer fraud
  • Pyramid schemes
  • Ponzi schemes

Many other forms of fraud can be interpreted to be wire fraud under 18 U.S.C. § 1343, and the services of a capable and qualified attorney are essential to ensuring that you receive the representation necessary to defend your case.

Contact Us

If you have been charged with wire fraud or are under investigation, do not hesitate to protect yourself and your interests. Contact Cape Cod wire fraud defense attorney James Powderly by calling 508-343-0676. With a proven track record of success, and a tenacious commitment to his clients, you can rely on James Powderly to vigorously represent you in this matter.


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