The Increase in Severity of Sentencing for Fraud Convictions

November 22, 2011 by  
Category: Criminal Law, Fraud

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Bruce Engel of Engel and Associates criminal lawyers in Ottawa explains the increase in the severity of sentencing for fraud convictions. Penalties for convictions for fraud are increasing in severity, especially if there are aggravating factors such as breach of trust or any kind of coercion. If the victims are particularly vulnerable such as the […]

Defending A Fraud Charge And The Advantage Of A Plea Bargain

October 12, 2011 by  
Category: Criminal Law, Fraud, General

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Bruce Engel of Engel and Associates criminal lawyers in Ottawa explains the challenge of defending a fraud charge and the advantage of a plea bargain. Unlike an assault charge file or impaired driving charge file that may take me a few hours to review, a fraud file is usually made up of banker’s boxes full […]

Why You Need A Lawyer’s Advice When Accused Of Fraud

September 22, 2011 by  
Category: Fraud, General

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Bruce Engel of Engel and Associates criminal lawyers in Ottawa explains why it’s important to get a lawyer’s advice when you think you may be accused of fraud. More often than not, a fraud charge will sneak up on you. For instance, you can be engaged in fraud by depriving your employer, and you may […]

Definition and Explanation of the Crimes of Fraud and False Pretences

August 24, 2011 by  
Category: Criminal Law, Fraud, General

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Bruce Engel of Engel and Associates, criminal lawyers in Ottawa, defines and explains the crimes of fraud and false pretences. To commit fraud means to deprive somebody of something by deceit or a falsehood and to induce a state of mind through a specific course of action. Fraud uses deception to deprive people of things […]

Telephone And Mail Fraud

September 8, 2008 by  
Category: Fraud

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Edward Prutschi discusses telephone and mail fraud. RECOL and PHONEBUSTERS are two of a number of organizations that try to encourage the public to report either mail fraud or telephone fraud. This is a growing area of fraud. These organizations take complaints from people from across Canada, and in the case of PHONEBUSTERS also across […]

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