Business Fraud

Phoenix Business Fraud Lawyer

Business fraud is a crime in which an employee commits some kind of theft against their employer or a company commits some kind of fraud that prevents another company from being able to do business. This is an area that may fall in line with anti-trust laws, such as price fixing so that other businesses cannot do what they are meant to do.

Basically, any time an act is intentionally committed that affects other businesses negatively or an employee hurts their own business through their actions, they can be accused of business fraud. If you’ve been accused of business fraud, you will need to call your attorney as soon as possible so that work can begin on your case. Even if you have not been charged yet, Myles A. Schneider will be there to protect your rights and guide you through the entire process.

Types Of Business Fraud

There are many acts of business fraud that can occur. Some of those acts include:

  • Promising a business that they will receive  a contract and never following through
  • Concealing an environmental issue that the business may be causing or concealing that issue so that construction projects can continue
  • Providing goods or services that are known to be dangerous
  • Not delivering goods or services as promised
  • Stealing money, property, diverting funds, or using resources for personal gain
  • Not fulfilling contracts after agreeing to
  • Spending shareholder money on personal items
  • Manipulating financial records

Any time that a business is defrauded, it is considered business fraud and will be charged as such. From there, the prosecution will be very aggressive. Their goal is to achieve a conviction, but they also want the harshest penalties to be served. There are times where the maximum penalties are not the answer and good negotiation skills by your attorney means an agreement can be reached with the prosecution.

Phoenix Federal Crimes Defense

All in all, mistakes can happen and they do. If a mistake happened, Myles A. Schneider knows how to prove that the act that occurred was a mistake. However, there are times when there may be evidence that one business purposely hurt another or that an employee did steal from their own company. If that’s the case, you can expect the details from the case to be independently investigated so that the proper end result can be reached. The proper end result is not always the maximum penalties, even if a person is guilty.

Contact An Arizona Business Fraud Attorney

A charge of business fraud is very serious, so it is important that you have a competent attorney by your side throughout the entire case. This means it is good to make the call the moment you find out you are being investigated. To find out more about how Myles A. Schneider can help you, call 602-926-7373 to schedule a free consultation.