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Defense For Embezzlement Charges

Last updated on January 21, 2021

Embezzlement is a crime that involves the theft of money by a person who has been entrusted with its oversight or management. While many embezzlement crimes are prosecuted at the state level, there are many situations where the federal government has jurisdiction. If you have been accused of a federal embezzlement crime, don’t place your future in the hands of a defense lawyer who lacks federal experience. The federal process is completely different from the state level. Be sure your attorney is up to the task.

At Lynch & Pine, we represent clients throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts in a variety of cases involving federal embezzlement charges. We have successfully represented clients in numerous federal court cases, and you can rely on us to provide the skillful defense representation necessary to protect your interests.

When Embezzlement Becomes A Federal Matter

When most people think of embezzlement, the first thing to come to mind is employee theft by an accountant or some other person who handles the company’s money. There are specific categories of workers and property, however, that have been identified to be prosecuted at the federal level.

We are prepared to defend you against any federal embezzlement charge, including those arising from:

  • Theft of money, property or records belonging to the U.S. government
  • Theft of materials to be used for counterfeiting
  • Theft of funds by federal officers or employees
  • Failure to promptly deposit or properly safeguard federal funds
  • Theft of funds by bank employees
  • Misuse of public funds
  • Theft of funds from an employee benefit plan
  • Theft of livestock used in interstate commerce
  • Theft of funds used as security for a farm loan
  • Theft of funds that were solicited as gifts on behalf of the U.S. government
  • Theft of major artwork from a museum
  • Theft of health care funds

Discuss Your Case With One Of Our Attorneys

Contact one of our offices in Providence or Newport to schedule a free initial consultation about your federal criminal defense needs. We will answer your preliminary questions and fully explain your legal options. Please call 401-680-0921 or contact us via email for a free consultation.