Experienced Defense Against Allegations Of Fraud
State and federal agencies devote major resources to investigating fraud, especially fraud against the government. If you are charged or under investigation, you could be facing jail or prison time and a felony record, plus heavy fines and restitution. A fraud conviction can also jeopardize professional licenses and career paths.
The criminal defense lawyers of Summers, Rufolo & Rodgers understand what is at stake. We know how to confront fraud charges to clear your name or to limit the damage. We have been representing the accused in the Chattanooga area and throughout Tennessee since 1969, with a track record of favorable outcomes.
Fraud Charges And Related Crimes
We have extensive experience in white collar criminal defense, including fraud charges. Our clients include business owners, corporate executives, physicians and health care administrators, accountants and bookkeepers, and other professionals and individuals accused of ill-gotten gains through fraudulence.
Our lawyers have handled many categories of fraud charges, including:
- Medicare and Medicaid fraud
- Health care fraud
- Government contracting fraud
- Tax fraud/tax evasion
- Securities fraud
- Consumer scams
- Bank fraud and mortgage fraud
- Identity theft
- Money laundering
Accused Of Misusing Pandemic Relief Funds?
Recently, there has been an increase in fraud related prosecutions relating to pandemic relief funds. Small business owners, landlords and individuals could see fraud charges in connection with federal COVID-19 relief programs. We can help if you are accused of false claims, “double dipping” or other criminal deception in obtaining grants, loans or stimulus checks under the CARES Act, Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG), Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF), Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), or Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC).
Get A Sophisticated Defense For Serious Charges
In fraud cases,, prosecutors often file multiple federal charges, including wire fraud, mail fraud, conspiracy or obstruction of justice, to bring greater pressure on the accused. You need a skilled trial lawyer who can protect your rights, challenge the evidence and how it was obtained, and cast reasonable doubt on your knowledge of the fraudulent activity or your criminal intent. We explore every defense and all avenues to resolve the charges favorably.