Ohio White Collar Crime Attorney
Executives, employees, public figures, and corporations can all be charged with corruption, fraud, and other white collar crimes. Such charges are serious, can carry severe penalties, and literally affect the rest of your life. Thomas R. Koustmer is an experienced Ohio white collar crime lawyer who represents clients in federal and white collar crimes.
White collar crimes—overview
In recent years, newspapers have heralded headlines of massive fraud and public corruption and created an atmosphere of animus toward individuals and businesses merely accused of such crimes. White collar crimes are often tried in the federal courts, usually preceded by an extensive investigation and a grand jury indictment. Whether your case is a state or federal matter, it is wise to contact a skilled Ohio federal criminal defense attorney as soon as you discover you and/or your company is under investigation. By working with an experienced attorney before charges are filed, you have a better chance of resolving the matter during the investigation and while the prosecution is presenting evidence.
As a Cincinnati criminal defense lawyer for over 30 years, Mr. Koustmer can provide an effective defense in white collar crime cases including:
- Accounting fraud
- Bank fraud/loan fraud
- Bribery or corruption in office
- Embezzlement/employee theft
- Election fraud or campaign law violations
- Fraud in government contracting
- Identity theft/computer fraud
- Insurance fraud
- Mail fraud or wire fraud
- Medicare or Medicaid fraud
- Money laundering
- Mortgage fraud
- Tax fraud
Increased regulation and scrutiny affectsyou
More and more, the U.S. government is imposing stricter regulatory oversight and scrutiny in both the private and public sector. Consequently, anyone—whether an individual, a corporate officer, or a business owner—can be subjected to closer examination by investigators, regulators, and prosecutors. It is not unusual for an individual who starts out as a witness to subsequently become a target of a criminal investigation without realizing it. You may have good reason to believe you are under investigation if a grand jury has subpoenaed you for business documents and/or a search warrant has been issued for your business records.
Get advice from an experienced criminal defense attorney
To learn how a Cincinnati federal crime attorney can effectively represent your interests in a white collar criminal investigation, contact Thomas R. Koustmer online or call 513-621-3616 today.