The Law Office of Michael Rosenblat is a top rated small firm in the representation of clients charged with theft related offenses. The State’s prosecution of complex theft crimes in the Chicago area is spearheaded by the Illinois Attorney General’s Financial Crimes Bureau and the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Financial Crimes Unit. While less complicated theft crimes are prosecuted by the assigned State’s Attorney. Federal financial crimes, such as bank fraud, Medicare Fraud, and Medicaid Fraud, are prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office.
Theft cases can range from multimillion-dollar schemes to shoplifting, known as retail theft. While your average shoplifting case is usually not legally or factually complicated, Ponzi scheme and business related embezzlement cases can produce thousands of pages of documents and reports as well as complex factual and legal issues. Many of these cases also require a through and detailed analysis of the communications between the complainant and the defendant to uncover weaknesses in the government’s allegations that the defendant knowing intended to obtain unauthorized control of the funds or property in question. Defenses often assert that the funds obtained by the defendant were done so either with authorization or without a knowing intent to defraud.
Theft cases can include:
- Credit Card Fraud
- Bank Fraud
- Deceptive Practices
- Identity Theft
- Health Care Fraud
- Home Repair Fraud
- Financial Exploitation of the Elderly
- Medicare Fraud
- Medicaid Fraud
Theft crimes generally have sentencing ranges based upon the value of the funds or property allegedly stolen. These cases tend to have complex factual and legal issues and require a thorough and detailed review to properly analyze and determine the best defense strategy. Since each case has unique factual and legal issues, each case and client is treated as an individual and defense strategies are evaluated and discussed with the client before decided on the most effective defense whether that be a total denial of the allegations or a defense focused on the alleged loss amount. Complex financial crimes can generate thousands of pages of financial records, email communications, and notes and ledgers. While shoplifting cases typically generate a police report consisting of several pages and an in-store DVD.
In one recent case Mr. Rosenblat represented a defendant charged with embezzling over $350,000 and through extensive financial analysis and intense negotiations was able to convince the State to reduce the total theft amount to just $26,400. Defendant pled guilty and was sentenced to probation. Without this reduction in the theft amount, the defendant would have almost certainly been sentenced to prison.
Whether the crime is a multimillion-dollar Ponzi schemes, a business embezzlement case, or a shoplifting charge, each cases is defended to the fullest extent. If you are being investigated for a theft or financial crime or you or a loved one has been charged with theft, embezzlement, securities fraud, or Medicare, Medicaid, or Health Care Fraud contact the law office of Michael Rosenblat. To contact Mr. Rosenblat call the law office at 847-480-2390 or contact us online.