New York City Federal Wire Fraud Lawyer
The federal wire fraud statute, 18 U.S.C. § 1343, is very similar to the mail fraud statute. It criminalizes any fraud committed with the use of wire, radio, or television as long as the conduct promotes a fraudulent scheme that affects interstate or foreign commerce. Also included is the use of the Internet, telegraph, and other forms of communication.
As the mail fraud statue, the wire fraud law is extremely popular with prosecutors and it is relatively simple for the government to prove. The main distinction between the two laws is that unlike the mail fraud statute, which is triggered by any use of the mails, the wire fraud statute requires a use of the wires in interstate or foreign commerce, which makes its scope extremely wide. A simple email or telephone call to another state or another country may constitute wire fraud.
At Joseph Potashnik and Associates, our New York criminal defense attorneys have handled countless wire fraud cases in federal courts across the country.
If you are charged with federal wire fraud in New York City, contact the New York wire fraud attorneys at our firm for an immediate confidential consultation.