Tax, Securities, and Regulatory Matters
Markham & Read defends clients accused of financial fraud in jurisdictions nationwide and handles pre-indictment investigations.
Financial crimes in the United States are frequently referred to as white collar crime. These encompass nonviolent crimes that the government believes to have been committed by individuals or businesses while carrying out their business activities, filing their tax returns, raising money, or communicating formally with government agencies.
These crimes almost always involve fraud of some kind, including:
Are you wrongly suspected or accused?
The investigation and prosecution of financial crimes have grown exponentially in the last 25 years. Financial disputes or losses that used to be resolved by negotiation or by a civil lawsuit are now frequently investigated and prosecuted criminally by federal agencies. Prosecutors instinctively see criminal conduct whenever there are financial losses, forgetting that many losses involve no fraud, but rather simply mistake, misjudgment, accident, or other non-criminal reasons. Early involvement by a capable attorney may head off these prosecutions or make for a more effective defense if charges are brought.
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John Markham is a former Chief of the Major Frauds Unit in the Boston, Massachusetts Office of the Department of Justice where he prosecuted federal fraud cases. Since leaving the Justice Department in 1990, he has defended individuals and their companies against all types of fraud allegations. He has conducted internal investigations and guided clients through criminal trials and appeals. John offers experienced criminal defense to those under investigation as well as individuals actually charged with a crime.
It is essential to seek representation immediately from an experienced attorney if a criminal charge is filed, or just as importantly, when an investigation is commenced before charges are brought.