In Defense Of Those Accused Of Public Corruption In Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico has seen an increase in allegations of public corruption in recent years. Elected and appointed officials, as well as past public figures and private businesspeople, have been investigated and implicated in numerous public corruption scandals involving local and federal levels of government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) continues to probe into schemes that threaten the island’s financial and political stability. For example, a former attorney for three municipalities was recently sentenced to 10 years in prison after being convicted of bribery involving federal funds.
Anyone who believes they may be named as a suspect in a public corruption case – or anyone who has already been charged – should consult with a highly skilled defense attorney as soon as possible. From law offices in New York, the lawyers at Sapone & Petrillo have earned a strong reputation for effectively representing defendants in municipal, commonwealth and federal corruption cases in Puerto Rico.
A Diligent, Successful Team
Our defense team includes the founders of our firm, attorneys Edward V. Sapone and William S. Petrillo, as well as other dedicated lawyers and legal staff. We thoroughly research clients’ public corruption cases and develop effective strategies in their defense of white collar criminal charges, including:
- Illegal kickbacks
- Misuse of government funds
- Honest services fraud (depriving people of their rights to honest services)
Our defense attorneys are well-known and widely respected. Our team is dedicated and determined to protect our clients’ rights and futures in the face of public corruption charges.
A thorough, timely investigation is essential to an effective defense in the face of corruption allegations. From law offices in New York City, we serve clients throughout New York and nationwide, including in Puerto Rico and various Latin American countries.