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Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, PA

We have over a century of collective legal experience and have been practicing in state and federal courts across Minnesota since 1983.

Minneapolis Fraud Defense Attorney

Experienced Representation for State & Federal Fraud Crimes

Fraud crimes are some of the oldest crimes in existence. While there are many different types of offenses that can be considered fraud, they all involve deception or misrepresentation in order to benefit financially at another’s expense. These crimes can range in complexity from simple scams to complex schemes – and they can carry life-altering penalties for those who stand accused.

If you stand accused of any fraud-related offense, especially at the federal level, retaining legal representation as soon as possible is crucial. At Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A., our Minneapolis criminal defense lawyers are prepared to act immediately on your behalf to handle any pre-file investigation matters and communication with law enforcement. Our goal is to put you in the best position for a positive resolution from the very moment you reach out for help.

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When is Fraud a Federal Crime?

As with many crimes, the unique facts and circumstances will always determine the severity, jurisdiction, and penalties of a criminal charge. Fraud crimes are often felonies, and because of certain characteristics that draw the attention federal law enforcement agencies – including the FBI, SEC, and Secret Service – these offenses are commonly charged as federal crimes.

Common examples of federal fraud crimes include:

  • Tax Fraud
  • Mail Fraud
  • Wire Fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Bankruptcy Fraud
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Securities Fraud
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • Medicare/Medicaid Fraud
  • Embezzlement

Fraud offenses are often associated with people and businesses involved in the transaction of money. As such, many fraud crimes are considered white collar crimes, like wire fraud and securities fraud.

Penalties for Fraud Offenses

Factors such as the amount of money stolen, state or federal charges, the victims involved, and criminal history will play a role in what particular penalties you may face if convicted of fraud.

Generally however, convicted individuals can expect the following:

  • Prison – Incarceration can range from case to case, but individuals convicted of fraud crimes are often sentenced to lengthy terms of imprisonment, sometimes as much as 20 or more years.
  • Court Fines / Fees – A fraud crime conviction will result in extensive court fines and fees. For example, certain offenses like mail or wire fraud can subject you to up to $250,000 in fines for one offense.
  • Restitution – When there are victims involved, convicted individuals will often be required by the court to provide compensation for victims’ losses. Restitution is ordered in addition to fines.

Request a FREE Consultation With a Fraud Defense Lawyer in Minneapolis

Our legal team consists of a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist and award-winning attorneys who possess nearly a century of combined experience. When your freedom and future are on the line, it is precisely this level of experience you need in your corner.

From guiding you through the process to crafting defense strategies that challenge the government’s case against you, Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. will fight to put you in the best position possible. we handle federal cases throughout the Twin Cities and the state from our office in Minneapolis.

Call (612) 444-5020 to request a FREE case review. We are available 24/7.

Put Our Attorneys On Your Side

Our team has 100 years of collective experience. Our lawyers, Allan Caplan and Joe Tamburino, are frequently featured on local news networks, including radio and television appearances on Fox and WCCO radio. This has helped Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. rise to prominence and gain a solid reputation of fighting vigorously not only for our clients, but also against the injustices they face when they have been charged with a crime or have been wrongfully injured.

Attorney Profiles

What Our Clients Are Saying

  • “ Kayla Wengronowitz was my attorney in a claim against me involving Title IX and won my difficult and extensive case. She was a beacon of hope to me when my options seemed very limited. Kayla provided clarity for me to understand everything happening in the case, she made smart and calculated decisions, she made sure I was comfortable with every decision she made, and she responded to difficult situations seemingly with ease. Most importantly, Kayla was empathetic and provided comfort throughout the strenuous process. I am extremely grateful for her service and highly recommend her without reservation.” - Anonymous
  • “I strongly recommended to anybody who needs a criminal lawyer representation ” - M.M.
  • “ I just wanted to thank you so much! I am so pleased with all the hard work you put in. I would have never had the chance to get the outcome I did without you. You did an amazing job and we are feeling very greatful to have made the right call when we chose you.” - P.K.
  • “ Hi Allan, Just wanted to say thanks for the phone call last night and all the support today at court. It's been the most stressful time of my life but your advice, superior knowledge, confidence, and support are very much appreciated.” - D.D.
  • “Just wanted to take a moment to thank you for helping me get my life back! ” - C.C.
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Recent Case Victories

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    Outcome: Client, a student at a private Christian college, was accused of seven very serious University policy ...

  • First-Degree Criminal Damage to Property (Felony) Avoided Conviction

    Outcome: Client, who was represented by Hillary Parsons, was charged with felony first-degree criminal damage to ...

  • Criminal Damage to Property Case Dismissed

    Outcome: Client, who was represented by Hillary Parsons, was charged with Criminal Damage to Property that occurred at ...

  • Second-Degree Assault with Firearm Charge Dismissed

    Outcome: A client, who was represented by Hillary Parsons, was arrested and charged following an argument with his ...

  • Aggravated First-Degree Drug Charges Dismissed Charge Dismissed

    Outcome: In an absolutely stunning victory, attorneys Allan Caplan and Hillary Parsons successfully challenged the stop ...

  • Domestic Assault and Disorderly Conduct Charge Dismissed

    Outcome: Joe represented a client on domestic abuse and disorderly conduct charges in Hennepin County. Joe vigorously ...

  • Second Degree Assault, Reckless Discharge of a Firearm Sentence Reduction

    Attorneys Jill Brisbois and Charles Clas represented a client charged with Second Degree Assault, Reckless Discharge of ...

  • NOT GUILTY VERDICT AFTER 7 DAY TRIAL Not Guilty

    Attorneys Lis Carlson and Joe Tamburino represented co-defendants charged with Riot, Assault, and Disorderly Conduct in ...

  • Domestic Assault Reduction of Charges

    Outcome: Client was arrested and charged with domestic assault after a verbal altercation with his girlfriend erupted ...

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