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Embezzlement is a federal crime that involves the diversion or misappropriation of funds from an organization, estate, employer, or other entity. Once suspicion of an embezzlement offense has been established, the next step is typically an internal investigation which can lead to criminal charges by the federal government.
Anyone who has regular access to the financial resources in question can be accused of embezzlement. This includes accountants, bookkeepers, treasurers, trustees, assistants, and more. Once you’re accused of embezzlement, it’s essential to get in touch with an experienced embezzlement lawyer right away who will protect your rights.
In matters this serious, it’s best not to wait until you get charged. Early intervention offers the best chance of achieving a favorable outcome for your case, so don’t hesitate to contact The Linder Firm.
How Our Embezzlement Attorney Can Fight For You
In order to be found guilty of embezzlement, the accused party must have lawful possession of the funds that are allegedly for his or her own use. Mr. Linder has over 20 years of experience defending cases like these and understands which strategies the prosecution will employ.
Successful defense tactics can include proving the funds aren’t in your possession or presenting mitigating circumstances. Since embezzlement charges typically involve large funds and sizable companies, it’s easy to be falsely accused. For example, a simple bookkeeping or accounting error could end up leading to embezzlement charges without proper legal counsel, even if your intentions were completely honest.
That’s why we recommend getting in touch with an attorney as soon as possible. As a former prosecutor with the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Linder has intimate knowledge of criminal law from both sides of the court. He’s also certified as a Criminal Trial Specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Rest assured, he will utilize every legal strategy at his disposal to achieve the most favorable results possible for your case.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is embezzlement?
Embezzlement is a type of white collar crime that describes when an individual mismanages or misappropriates financial assets that have been entrusted to them. In these cases, the individual in question accesses the funds legally and has the right to possess them but uses them for unauthorized purposes, most commonly for personal gain. Embezzlement differs from theft because it involves stealing from an employer as opposed to another individual.
What’s an example of embezzlement?
A common example of embezzlement could be an accountant who diverts funds from his clients’ accounts to his own without their knowledge. Another example could be a bank teller who pockets money from customers instead of depositing it in their account.
Is it embezzlement if you own the company?
Yes, it is possible to embezzle money from your own company and it can result in criminal charges. If you take money from your own company, make sure it is structured as a loan that you eventually pay back and keep accurate records. Most importantly, you need to be able to prove that you didn’t take money with the intent of depriving the company or for personal gain.
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