Investment Fraud

Online investment fraud can include a variety of Internet schemes that induce victims to invest in fictitious companies or schemes. These crimes are prosecuted vigorously by state and federal prosecutors. If you have been charged with online investment fraud, it is important to consult an experienced criminal defense attorney with experience handling computer crime cases at the state and federal levels.

Defending Clients Against Online Investment Fraud Charges

At The Law Offices of David T. Schlendorf in Toms River, New Jersey, attorney Schlendorf defends clients against all types of computer crime charges, including online investment fraud charges. As a former prosecutor, he knows how these cases are developed and uses this knowledge to help clients. In addition, he is a certified criminal trial attorney, a status awarded to only 2 percent of New Jersey lawyers.

Reviewing the Evidence to Make the Prosecution Prove Its Case

He defends clients accused of Internet investment fraud, building strong cases using thorough investigation and careful review of the evidence assembled by the prosecution. The charges can be either felonies or misdemeanors, depending on the circumstances of the alleged fraud — the number of victims, the amount of money involved and how much profit was alleged to have been made. A conviction could lead to a prison sentence, significant fines, restitution to victims, and probation and leave the defendant with a permanent criminal record. The stakes are high, so call as soon as you suspect you may be under investigation.

Clients can rely on Mr. Schlendorf to protect their rights during the investigation of a case as well as during trial. He defends people against investment fraud charges such as:

  • Operating an online Ponzi or pyramid scheme
  • Advance fee schemes, in which the investor pays in advance for an investment allegedly worth more than was paid
  • Securities fraud, including pump and dump schemes, churning, high-pressure "boiler room" selling and other varieties of securities
  • Online newsletters claiming to provide independent information about a recommended stock
  • Fake online investor bulletin boards
  • Spam e-mail promoting bogus investments or spreading false information

If you been charged with online investment fraud, there are things you can do to protect your rights and seek the best possible outcome. Call or e-mail attorney David T. Schlendorf to schedule an initial consultation so that he can put his knowledgeable and determined advocacy to work for you. The firm provides a robust defense to clients in places such as Toms River, Marlboro, Long Branch, Hamilton and Asbury Park.