Federal Fraud Charges

Federal Fraud Attorney

Rick Coad is an experienced criminal defense lawyer for people charged with federal fraud offenses. Contact him today for a consultation.

Federal fraud cases are charged in a variety of ways. These federal fraud charges include tax fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, social security fraud, embezzlement, bankruptcy fraud, loan fraud and many others.

Defending these federal fraud cases requires a lawyer who understands how to deconstruct the federal government’s investigation, which often times includes large volumes of reports and records, and find a way to get the best possible result.

For example, a tax fraud attorney usually hires a forensic accountant to assist as an additional expert to review how the government intends to prove fraud, whether it is direct proof (like understatement of income or overstatement of expenses) or indirect proof where the IRS reconstructs unreported income through bank records, etc. Attorney Coad has successfully defended various types of tax fraud cases, along with wire fraud, money laundering, bankruptcy fraud, and others.

Coad Law Office is located in Madison, WI, and defends people charged with federal fraud offenses in the federal district courts in Madison, Milwaukee, and Green Bay.

Case Results

  • Federal Court – Western District of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (2016)

      Attorney Coad represented a client charged with the embezzlement of money from the bank at which she was employee.  The case was further complicated by the fact that the client was a local government clerk, which was a customer at the bank.  Attorney Coad negotiated a plea to bank theft, which lowered the potential punishment.  However, the United States Sentencing Guidelines still called for a potential term of imprisonment.  At a contested sentencing hearing, Attorney Coad successfully argued for a term of probation. Coad has a proven track record of getting his clients their best possible outcomes in federal fraud, money laundering and embezzlement cases. Call for a consultation.

  • Federal Court – Western District of Wisconsin (2012)

      The client, a car and farm implement dealer, was charged with bank fraud for misleading the bank as to the status of the dealership’s inventory during the great recession when cars simply were not selling. The United States Sentencing Guidelines called for a prison sentence. The district court agreed with the defense that prison time would not serve the purposes of sentencing and sentenced the client to a day in custody deemed served, followed by a term of supervision.

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