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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

  • “ Today I had a court appearance where your attorney, LIS CARLSON represented me. I must start at the beginning, MS. CARLSON returned my phone call to her with in an hour of my first call to your office. I was overwhelmed with gratitude for the quick response to my call & most important how LIS immediately made me feel, she was professional, caring, her ability to immediately know that I was a total mess. Before she finished with my call she made sure that I was alright, her compassion for me was extremely needed. I immediately felt there couldn’t be a better attorney in the state better than LIS! Throughout this entire process, Lis was a pillar of strength. I was amazed at how she handled everything with extreme care & some very excellent, professional legal skills. I count my blessings but I count them twice when I came to LIS. The world needs more people like LIS, smart, intelligent, kind and caring.” - P.G.
  • “How do I ever thank you enough for your amazingly great strategy that got my case dismissed! ” - J. E.
  • “ 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.
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Recent Case Victories

  • Traffic Violation Case Dismissed

    Outcome: Client was charged with a misdemeanor traffic violation. Attorney Kayla Wengronowitz was able to have the case ...

  • Gross Misdemeanor Indecent Exposure Not Guilty

    Outcome: Client was charged with Indecent Exposure after a woman claimed he was masturbating in his car in a public ...

  • Title IX Not Responsible

    Outcome: Client was investigated by a small private college in southern Minnesota for conduct which fell under both the ...

  • Multiple Driving Violations Acquitted

    Client was charged with Duty to Drive with Due Care (Speed Greater than Reasonable), Impeding Traffic, and Careless ...

  • DWI 4th Degree Reduction of Charges

    Client was charged with a 4 th degree DWI in Hennepin County due to operating a motor vehicle with a test result greater ...

  • Fifth-Degree Possession and DWI Stay of Adjudication Granted

    Outcome: Client, who was represented by attorney Hillary Parsons, was charged with DWI and felony drug possession after ...

  • Dog Bite Personal Injury

    Outcome: A young professional woman was visiting Minnesota on business when she was attacked by a client’s dog. She ...

  • Domestic Assault Case Dismissed

    Outcome: Client, who was represented by Attorney Hillary Parsons, was charged with domestic assault after an incident ...

  • Cancellation of Driver’s License – Reversed Reversal

    Outcome: As a result of several DWI convictions, client was approved for driving on the condition that an ignition ...

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