Securities Fraud

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Whenever someone makes untrue statements about the value of a company’s stocks or about the company itself to convince people to make financial decisions based on that information, this is considered securities fraud. Securities are overseen by both federal and state laws. If you are facing a charge of securities fraud, you could be prosecuted by the state in addition to the federal government.

Make sure to give yourself the best opportunity to defend yourself by talking to our skilled Scranton criminal defense attorney. Attorney Bill Thompson is a highly rated advocate who is dedicated to protecting the rights and freedoms of Pennsylvania citizens.

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If you are found guilty, you are facing a 2nd-degree felony charge, which is punishable by fines of up to $1 million and/ or a prison term of up to 10 years. In some cases, however, willfully committing securities fraud could be a 1st-degree felony, which is punishable by fines of up to $5 million and/ or a prison term of up to 20 years. You may also be forced to make restitution.

In addition, you will likely face civil penalties for the crime. Any seller who sells or offers a security through fraud will be held liable to the buyer, and any buyer who buys a security through fraud will be held liable to the seller. The amount you will be responsible for paying back depends on whether you were the buyer or seller of the security.

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If you’re facing charges of securities fraud, you could lose millions in penalties in addition to spending years of your life in prison. Let the Law Offices of William D. Thompson help. Our skilled Scranton white collar crimes attorney understands you might be facing a stressful and terrifying situation. He does his best to ensure his clients and his clients’ loved ones receive zealous representation and effective communication and support throughout the case. He is personally invested in every case he takes on, so you will never feel like just another case file. Let us offer the advocacy and legal advice you need to do what is best for you.

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