Investment Fraud and Ponzi Schemes

Beverly Hills Investment Fraud Defense Lawyers

Investigations Aimed At Financial Professionals

Due to highly publicized instances of Wall Street misconduct, investment industry professionals increasingly find themselves the subjects of investigations and federal fraud charges. Individuals targeted under the purview of these investigations include, but are not limited to, money managers, business managers, financial advisers, wealth managers, startup fundraisers/managers, CEOs, CFOs, hedge fund managers, corporate board members and any other parties that manage other people's money.

Any allegations of investment fraud can be severely damaging to any type of money manager; mere accusations of financial misconduct can destroy a hard-earned reputation and cripple your ability to raise or manage funds in the future.

Premier Defense Representation In Investment Fraud Cases

As one of the nation's pre-eminent criminal defense firms, Kaplan Marino protects the interests of those accused of all types of investment fraud and other white-collar crimes. From our office in Beverly Hills, we serve clients in California, throughout the United States and across the globe. Those who retain our firm work directly with attorneys who have more than 45 years of combined experience and who are recognized authorities in the field of criminal defense.

Our lawyers have handled cases related to the full battery of criminal charges that can arise in the investment industry. These include large-scale offenses — frequently related to hedge funds and commodity and mutual fund schemes — that may involve:

  • Investment and brokerage fraud
  • Defrauding shareholders
  • Ponzi schemes
  • Insider trading
  • Accounting fraud
  • Unreasonable corporate salaries
  • Unreasonable corporate expenses
  • Churning
  • Unreasonable commission
  • Backdating stock options
  • Front-running
  • Stock short-selling
  • Late-day trading
  • Market manipulation

Off-Wall Street Investment Fraud

Investment fraud charges also occur between individuals and small businesses. This includes situations where an investment in a business startup or private placement ends with state or federal charges being filed due to:

  • An investment in a failing business that disappears into operational costs
  • A private placement investment that goes bad, creating ill will among investors
  • Businesses charged with accounting irregularities
  • Cash-starved businesses compelled to play the bubble with investors' money

Kaplan Marino Of Beverly Hills, California

Whether the charges involve large- or small-scale offenses, the severe consequences that can result from being a target of an investigation or being convicted for investment fraud necessitate the involvement of an experienced attorney. Contact Kaplan Marino to learn how our investment fraud defense attorneys can preserve your reputation and eliminate or minimize the collateral consequences that may stem from allegations of criminal conduct.