Criminal Defense Attorneys
Flint, Michigan

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Other White Collar Crimes

Manley & Manley defends clients accused of money laundering, insider trading and more

Non-violent white-collar crimes cover a broad spectrum. In many instances, these cases can be extremely complicated due to the complex financial nature of these criminal charges. Powerful state and federal governments have vast resources at their disposal and will press hard for a conviction. In some cases, they overreach or overlook evidence that can help clear you of the charges. With so much at stake, you need a highly skilled and knowledgeable white-collar defense attorney from Manley & Manley consistently defending your rights.

Board Certified Criminal Trial Specialist Michael P. Manley consistently wins big cases throughout Michigan. The National Trial Lawyers association named him a Top 100 Trial Lawyer. Attorney Frank J. Manley has handled more than 30,000 cases across the state and has a reputation for getting results. He was named among the Nation’s Top One Percent of attorney by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

But the accolades both are proudest of are the testimonials from real people they personally helped as their criminal defense attorney. Visit the case results page to see how they have helped people facing some of the most serious charges.

What are other common white collar crimes?

Many white collar crimes involve sophisticated cover up schemes. As a result, such crimes often involve a network of people using their administrative, financial and technological skills to orchestrate criminal activity against consumers, company owners and financial institutions. Some of the other white collar crimes in this realm that our firm handles include:

Why should I hire Manley & Manley to handle my white-collar crime case?

If you are convicted of a white-collar crime, you could lose your freedom in a heartbeat. You could spend months or even years in jail. You could also be fined thousands of dollars. Your job could even be in jeopardy as well as your ability to continue working in your chosen profession.

Our attorneys know what evidence to look for and will search for holes in the prosecutor’s case. We understand how to decipher financial statements and can carefully analyze the evidence against you to determine if prosecutors broke the law during their investigation.

It's this small attention to detail that enables attorney Manley to consistently win big cases. Call (810) 238-0500 today. Your career and reputation could be on the line.

Money Laundering

Money laundering involves concealing the profits or money obtained through illegal means and attempting to convert such funds into legitimate assets. An example of money laundering would be organized criminals diverting illegal profits into legitimate businesses.

The key element of a money laundering charge is the government must demonstrate that the person laundering money tried to conceal the illegal origin of such funds and then deposited the money into a legitimate bank account or business.

Most money laundering charges are felonies. Depending on how the money was originally made - whether it was through illicit gambling, sale of illegal drugs or some other criminal enterprise - the penalties vary. They include up to 30 years in prison and up to $500,000 in fines or double the amount of money laundered, whichever is greater.

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Insider Trading

Someone associated with a corporation who has knowledge not available to the public is not legally allowed to profit from that information. If you violate this rule, you can be charged with insider trading. The most common insider trading example includes an employee who buys stock in his or her company days or weeks before an announcement about a product that will greatly increase the stock price and value of the company.

Stockbrokers and other financial planners are also sometimes accused of insider trading because they are friends with people who have insider knowledge about their company. Some stock traders then buy or sell stock based on such insider knowledge.

The penalties for insider trading vary. In some cases, such crimes are felonies that can result in up to 5 years in prison for each offense. A person found guilty of insider trading could also be fined up to $5 million in certain circumstances.

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Kickbacks typically involve systematic payments made to obtain business contracts or avoid criminal investigation. In some cases, kickbacks might involve companies giving bribes to government officials in order to receive a government contract. Other times, kickbacks involve companies paying government regulators or investigators in exchange for government officials not investigating or reporting safety violations or other infractions.

White collar criminal cases involving kickbacks can be extremely complicated. The government takes these charges extremely seriously and will typically devote a vast amount of time and money to get a conviction. If you are under investigation or have been charged, consult with legal counsel to learn about your options.

If you are convicted of receiving or giving a kickback, you could face thousands of dollars in fines and be incarcerated in prison depending on the nature of your charge.

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There are many different types of counterfeiting crimes. Perhaps the most well-known one involves the manufacturing of counterfeit (fake) money. Such a crime is classified as a felony in the United States. People convicted of making counterfeit US currency can be fined up to $250,000 and sentenced to up to 25 years in prison.

Other forms of counterfeiting can involve making fake trademarked items and selling them as originals. Perhaps the best known example of this crime involves the manufacture and sale of fake designer handbags and purses.

A counterfeit conviction can have serious consequences. With so much at stake, it's important to discuss your situation with an experienced defense attorney who can evaluate your case's strengths and weaknesses.

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Public Corruption

Public officials who accept bribes or demand kickbacks from individuals or businesses can face serious legal consequences. Other examples of public corruption include elected officials who give preferential treatment to friends and relatives for jobs or municipal contracts.

If you have been accused of public corruption, don't wait to find out what happens before contacting a lawyer. Your career, reputation and possibly even your pension could be on the line if you're found guilty of corruption.

We can discreetly investigate your case. He knows what evidence to look for, what questions to ask and how to assemble that information into a rock-solid legal case.

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Economic Espionage

This highly-sophisticated form of trade secret theft often involves the stealing of sensitive financial information or technological information for the benefit of a foreign government, business or person. The Economic Espionage Act of 1996 governs such crimes.

Increasingly, economic espionage involves sensitive or propriety information being stolen online by employees or computer hackers working for foreign governments or businesses. These cases can be especially serious if the information being sold or stolen involves military defense secrets.

You can face a felony charge, which regularly results in prison sentences over 1 year and thousands of dollars in fines. Whatever possible penalties or criminal charges you're facing in Michigan, contact us immediately.

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Official Misconduct

Public officials who violate their duties or engage in other illegal activity are sometimes subject to official misconduct. Such violations include public employees:

  • Failing to enforce existing laws
  • Stealing from work
  • Performing jobs they are not authorized to do
  • Ordering subordinate employees to perform unauthorized work

In the last instance, a typical example would involve an elected official ordering the city's department of public works to pave his driveway. Such infractions might seem minor, but the government takes official misconduct cases very seriously. The consequences can be severe, including job termination, fines and possible prison time depending on the specific nature of the charges.

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Trade Secret Theft

Employees accused of trade secret theft need to take such charges very seriously. Depending on what type of information a person is accused of stealing, trade secret theft can result in fines up to $5 million. A person convicted can spend up to 15 years in prison.

Trade secrets can be a specific formula, patented product or even an idea. Trade secrets frequently involve propriety products that are protected by copyright or trademark law. If you sell such information to another company or foreign government, the consequences can be severe if you are convicted of trade secret theft.

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