About Program Fraud and Federal Property Theft
Program Fraud and Theft of Federal Property are not limited to the taking of tangible objects, like government-owned computers or vehicles. The charges can also cover theft of personal property and misuse of government funds, such as federal grant and loan money, including FEMA or TARP funds.
Federal white collar criminal defense attorneys Solomon L. Wisenberg and Adrienne Urrutia Wisenberg defend clients who are being investigated for or charged with Program Fraud under Title 18, U.S. Code Section 666, or Theft of Federal Property under Title 18, United States Code, Section 641.
You should never underestimate the government's tendency to go after even small scale "theft" of federal property. Federal prosecutors have even been known to charge a government employee with theft of government property for running a side business from his work computer.
Misuse of Government Funds
Mr. and Mrs. Wisenberg have experience representing individuals who were accused of misusing government grants or loans. Failure to perform audits or keep appropriate records, rather than intentional fraud, often triggers the investigation or charges.
If you have been contacted by a government agent investigating federal workplace Program Fraud or Theft of Federal Property, it is important to speak to an attorney experienced in defending these cases. You should be extremely careful about speaking to a federal agent without first consulting your lawyer. Your attempt to explain the situation may provide authorities with information that can result in numerous other federal charges, such as obstruction of justice or lying to a government agent.
To arrange a consultation about your legal issue, please contact white collar criminal defense attorneys Solomon L. Wisenberg and Adrienne Urrutia Wisenberg at the Washington D.C. office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP.