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Have You Been Accused Of Misappropriating Funds?

Last updated on January 17, 2024

Embezzlement can occur in a wide variety of business situations, and these charges are taken very seriously by the courts. A guilty verdict could face punitive fines, imprisonment and other penalties. An experienced New York City federal criminal defense attorney is invaluable.

If you have been accused of misappropriating funds entrusted to your care, Sapone & Petrillo, LLP, can help you build a compelling defense and fight back against these charges. Our lawyers at our New York City office have served clients throughout the United States, and we will use that experience to fight these accusations or charges and protect your future.

What Is Embezzlement?

Embezzlement charges are usually considered a white collar crime. Accusations can range in severity and include using company money for personal use to large-scale redirecting of funds for personal gain. While embezzlement charges may seem very similar to theft, it is different in a few important ways. In order for a crime to be considered embezzlement, the prosecution must prove a few important things:

  • The actions in question must have been intentional and done in order to benefit you.
  • You must have been in a position where the other party relied on you to manage the assets in question.
  • You must have taken these assets by misusing that relationship.
  • You must have taken ownership of the property or transferred it to another person.

If the prosecution can provide evidence of these, you could face severe consequences. This is especially true if you are charged with embezzling larger amounts of money and other valuable assets. By working with an experienced criminal defense attorney, you can protect yourself.

A New York City federal criminal defense attorney at Sapone & Petrillo has the skill and experience to navigate the intricate particulars of your case. In addition, our lawyers have extensive experience in federal courtrooms to represent your interests and fight on your behalf if your case goes to trial.

Contact A Federal Criminal Defense Attorney

Have you been charged with embezzlement in New York City? Don’t wait. You need an experienced NYC federal criminal defense attorney. Take steps to begin building your defense strategy by calling 646-844-3445​ or emailing us today.