Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 2325, an individual carrying out a fraudulent scheme through either a telemarketing or email campaign may be charged federally with wire fraud or mail fraud. To be convicted, the government must show a scheme to defraud in order to gain money or property, and that mail or electronic methods were used to further that scheme.
Hence, under Title 18 of the United States Code, Section 2325 and several subsequent sections, criminal prosecution may be initiated for fraudulent conduct which relies on these technological means. Finally, the means used to induce these actions by the defendant are not limited to phone calls or email. Under 18 U.S.C. § 2325, the use of text messages, instant messaging programs, or other electronic means.
Any allegation of fraud crimes and fraudulent telemarketing is a serious charge. A conviction in federal court can lead to a lengthy jail sentence and large fines.
In the face of federal telemarketing fraud charges, it is of the utmost importance that your defense attorney pinpoint and isolate each required element and exploit those holes within the government’s case. While many merely associate telemarketing and email campaigns with general annoyance, in reality, the consequences for individuals carrying out such schemes can be severe if mishandled during litigation.
If you are accused of committing telemarketing fraud, wire fraud, or mail fraud, it is imperative that you hire a former prosecutor and seasoned criminal defense attorney who has dealt with these offenses on both sides of the courtroom. The steps your defense attorney takes, by way of investigation and creative advocacy, will increase your chances of successfully walking away from these serious accusations and shape the rest of your life.
The sooner you put your case in the hands of an experienced criminal defense lawyer, the more opportunity you will have to work toward a favorable outcome.