MN Mail and Wire Fraud Attorney

Federal prosecutors aggressively prosecute fraud cases. Often they charge both mail and wire fraud. Claiming the use of the mail or the use of interstate wire communication is simply a way of getting federal jurisdiction of a fraud case. Some typical examples of the types of fraud where federal mail and wire fraud charges might be made are:

Ponzi Schemes

A form of fraud that lures investors and pays profits to earlier investors with funds from more recent investors.

Check kiting schemes

Check kiting or cheque kiting is a form of check fraud, involving taking advantage of the float to make use of non-existent funds in a checking or other bank account.


The action or crime of stealing money or property of another by using a scheme or artifice to defraud.

Tax evasion

The illegal nonpayment or underpayment of tax.

Pyramid schemes

A form of investment in which each paying participant recruits further participants, with returns being given to early participants using money contributed by later ones.

Internet fraud

Fraud that is committed with the help of the internet. Internet fraud can be committed using web sites, chat rooms, e-mail, and message boards.

Money Laundering

The process of concealing the origins of money obtained illegally to make it appear to have been lawfully earned.


Fraudulent taking of property by someone to whom it was entrusted. Most often associated with the misappropriation of money from a business.

In order to prove mail or wire fraud scheme, the prosecution must establish the person had specific intent to defraud.

Having the skilled dedicated wire fraud attorneys from Birrell Criminal Defense, fighting wire or mail fraud charges on your behalf can make a difference. These are complicated fact intensive matters that need to be handled carefully.

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Our Mail/Wire Fraud Attorneys

Andrew Birrell

Managing Partner

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A highly respected, trial-focused law firm, our members include three attorneys elected to membership in the American College of Trial Lawyers, and numerous attorneys designated “Super Lawyers” or “Rising Stars” by Minnesota Law & Politics magazine. We have decades of trial and appellate experience, and the good judgment such experience brings.

Our wire fraud attorneys are resourceful, tough, and committed to our clients’ interests, and we have the ability to keep the orders, verdicts and judgments we obtain on appeal.

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