When it comes to personal finances, people often turn to professionals in the field to help manage their funds and investments. People often trust stockbrokers and other financial professionals to help guide them in the purchase of stocks and other investments. If the legal analyst does not behave in a professional manner or if he or she acts in an illegal fashion, they may face serious criminal charges. It is important for individuals who are entrusted with other people’s money to act in a responsible manner. Given the recent scandals involving Bernie Madoff and investment funds, people are aware more than ever of the risks involved with trusting their savings to others for investment. If you have been wrongly charged with embezzlement, contact the Appleton criminal lawyers of Hart Powell, S.C. at 414-271-9595.
Common Types of Fraud
Financial fraud may include:
- Misappropriation of funds
- Unauthorized trading and investment
- Excessive trading
- Misrepresentation of actions or trades
In some cases, people may find that their financial adviser simply did not alert them to actions made with their money, while others may find that actions were taken in order to generate more commission for the broker. In the worst cases, persons may discover that their savings were lost through careless or (even worse) illegal actions.
If you are facing criminal charges for embezzlement, misappropriation, or misrepresentation, Contact the Appleton criminal defense attorneys of Hart Powell, S.C. at 414-271-9595 to discuss your legal options.