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Flint, Michigan

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Fraud Attorneys Michigan

Don't underestimate the complexity of your case - talk to Manley & Manley about your options

Fraud is a serious white-collar crime. If you are convicted of fraud, you could face imprisonment and thousands of dollars in fines. You might even not be able to work again in your chosen field or conduct other types of business. You need to call Manley & Manley.

In some cases, your business or other assets could be seized by the government if you're convicted of fraud. That's why it's critical that you contact an attorney who is well-versed in the state and federal laws regarding fraud and the implications of such regulations.

Attorney Michael P. Manley is one of few Board-Certified Criminal Trial Experts in the mid-Michigan area. In addition to be included on the Michigan Super Lawyers list and receiving a “superb” rating from Avvo, he was named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers. His work has been featured on “The Today Show,” “20/20,” “Dateline” and other national news programs.

Attorney Frank J. Manley has been named to the Michigan Super Lawyers list year after year. He was named among the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. And he has been listed among the Top 10 Criminal Defense Lawyers in Michigan, the Top 100 OWI Attorneys in the State of Michigan, and the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association.

What types of fraud cases does Manley & Manley handle?

Some of the most common fraud cases include:

  • Tax fraud - A form of fraud in which a person or company intentionally does not pay state, federal or municipal taxes. This criminal charge is also sometimes called "tax evasion."
  • Securities fraud - Securities include stocks, bonds and business contracts. Securities fraud involves someone behind the scenes like a stockbroker or financial adviser breaking the law in an attempt to deceive an investor for financial gain. Examples of securities fraud include:
    • Insider trading - Often involves someone inside a company make a profit (by selling stock, for example) based on information not available to the public.
    • Embezzlement - Illegally withholding assets for personal gain.
    • Dummy corporations - Often involves the sale of stock or investment in a company that does not exist.
    • Ponzi scheme - Illegal financial investment scheme in which withdrawals by established investors are financed by contributions from new investors.
  • Mortgage fraud - Intentional omissions on a mortgage application or agreement designed to defraud the borrower, the lender or the government

What are the penalties for a fraud conviction?

The penalties for a fraud conviction vary widely. Some of the penalties for fraud convictions include:

Intentional Tax Fraud


  • Up to 5 years in prison
  • Up to $250,000 in fines for individuals
  • Up to $500,000 in fines for corporations
  • Restitution orders

Securities Fraud


  • Up to 5 years in prison
  • Up to $5 million in fines
  • Restitution orders

Mortgage Fraud


  • Up to 30 years in prison
  • Up to $1 million in fines
  • Restitution orders

How can you help me with my fraud case?

Your livelihood, career and reputation hang in the balance. If you are convicted of fraud, you could spend years in jail, pay thousands in fines and lose your ability to make a living ever again in your chosen profession. A conviction can harm your relationships with others.

Our attorneys have a proven track record of successfully handling all types of fraud cases. We have the skills and experience to make a difference. We are well-versed in all the applicable state and federal laws in Michigan. We’re the firm you want in your corner fighting for your rights.

We respect the seriousness of your fraud charge and will strive to get you the result you need. Our goal is to obtain a dismissal of the charges early in the investigation. That’s why we want to meet with you as soon as possible to discuss all the legal options available to you. By calling as soon as possible, we can start work immediately on your case. If your case goes to trial, we are well-prepared to defend your rights before a judge and jury. Discover what we can do for you. Contact us. Call (810) 238-0500.

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