Theft and Fraud
Theft and fraud includes both the physical acts of theft – robbery, theft, simple assault, aggravated assault, possessing an instrument of crime, and conspiracy. It also includes business fraud and related theft which includes: fraud, embezzlement, SBA loan fraud, housing assistance fraud, and HUD fraud allegations.
Small Business Fraud
Small businesses can potentially and accidentally find themselves in legal trouble if they potentially misappropriate or commingle money. Basic accounting errors that lead to a perception of criminal wrongdoing. Additionally, small business owners can fail to properly understand their legal rights and obligations as it pertains to these different loan programs.
SBA Loan Fraud
Small business owners who accepted loans from the government either during Covid-19 pandemic or for different loan programs, like SBA loans, occasionally face investigation concerning their use of the funds. Investigations and prosecutions for SBA loan fraud are on the rise. Often, the government investigates small businesses for fraud. These investigations are stressful, time intensive, expensive distractions. A comprehensive legal strategy is required to adequately protect your business, so that you can continue to operate, grow and succeed.
Brittenburg has successfully defended businesses, witnesses and targets in grand jury investigations, as well as federal investigations, concerning these loan programs, avoiding criminal prosecutions and, where appropriate, reaching non-prosecution settlements.
Small businesses, like landlords, face a particular set of challenges when they accept tenants who require housing assistance. The acceptance of public housing assistance by the landlord imposes certain legal obligations upon the landlord. The landlord is expected to know and understand these legal obligations in order to accept the public assistance. Because small business owners often face myriad obstacles, they sometimes pay too little attention to these important legal obligations. Making an unintentional mistake with public housing assistance can be extremely costly and place the small business owner in jeopardy of losing out on potential revenue, financial penalties and even jail time. Public housing fraud investigations can have both civil and criminal dynamics to them. I have successfully counseled and represented various small business owners who faced potential investigation or prosecution for alleged housing assistance fraud.
What We Do
Brittenburg Law has successfully defended witnesses and targets in grand jury investigations, as well as federal investigations concerning these loan programs, avoiding criminal prosecutions and, where appropriate, reaching non prosecution settlements.
Contact Brittenburg Law to learn more about your rights and options if you have been charged with a theft or fraud charge.