White-Collar Crimes & Investigations

Whether you are a target, a subject, or a witness in a federal investigation or an internal investigation, Bedi & Singer, LLP can help. We advise clients at every step in dealing with investigators — including preliminary investigations and responding to subpoenas. We have successfully defended individuals who face allegations of misconduct in the #MeToo era, helping clients avoid the negative publicity such charges can bring. When dealing with the government, it is important to have an advocate who can fight for you.

Our practice areas include the following:

Mail, Wire and Securities Fraud

Mail fraud, wire fraud and securities fraud are federal charges. These charges might include claims that you used the U.S. Postal Service, wire, radio or television communications in furtherance of a crime — or that you used stock, bond or commodities markets to defraud investors. A fraud attorney who understands and regularly defends clients against mail, wire and securities fraud charges can help by raising and presenting all available defenses in your case.

Cryptocurrency Defense

A rapidly emerging issue in the world of cybercrime is the alleged fraudulent use of Bitcoin and other virtual currencies. Because they operate within a decentralized and encrypted economy, these peer-to-peer currencies are often referred to as “cryptocurrencies” or “alt-coins.” There has been little to no government oversight but the government is increasingly targeting cryptocurrencies as the means by which fraud is allegedly perpetrated. Investigating agencies, like the FBI, SEC, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and local and state agencies, are spending more resources every year to investigate cryptocurrency cases. If you are under investigation you need a fraud attorney who has the knowledge of Cryptocurrency to help defend you.

The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO)

Charges brought under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act can carry significant consequences. Convictions can result in up to 20 years of imprisonment or even life in prison in some cases. These cases can span years of investigation. Bedi & Singer, LLP frequently represents people charged with RICO cases around the country.

Criminal Antitrust

Being found guilty of antitrust violations can negatively impact your business in the short- and long-term. If you were charged with violations of federal or state antitrust laws, working with a skilled antitrust defense attorney can help protect your reputation, and that of your company.

Environmental Violations

Being charged with environmental crimes can result in hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines for individuals and seven-figure fines for businesses — in addition to possible jail time and reputational harm. If you are facing environmental violation charges individually or if your company is facing such charges, you need an experienced attorney in your corner.

Government Contract Fraud

Every year, billions of dollars are paid out for government contracts. If state or federal prosecutors allege you engaged in government contract fraud, you could face significant penalties. A skilled defense attorney can help protect your rights and interests.

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

Charges under the FCPA can relate to accounting transparency or can allege bribery of foreign officials for the purpose of doing business with or directing business to people or businesses. Individuals found guilty of FCPA violations can face penalties including prison time.

Health Care Fraud

Filing dishonest health care claims or otherwise engaging in fraudulent activity related to health care can subject those convicted of such actions to monetary fines, prison time, and the potential loss of medical or other professional licenses.

Money Laundering

Money laundering allegations generally allege that the accused was involved in concealing the profits from illegal activities by “laundering” the proceeds. Criminal charges may be brought under several federal laws, and convictions carry stiff penalties.

Internal Investigations

In addition to defending people charged with violating federal and state laws, Bedi & Singer, LLP represent individuals facing internal workplace investigations into misconduct allegations. These can range from fraud or theft to claims of harassment or discrimination.

Title IX and Campus Discipline

Students at colleges and universities who have been accused of violations of campus student codes or of Title IX violations deserve dedicated representation to fight the charges against them. We represent students at all stages of the process — including disciplinary hearings and appeals.

#MeToo Investigations

We represent people who have been accused of sexual misconduct or harassment. We believe that those accused have a right to diligent, dedicated representation and defense against charges rather than being assumed guilty of the allegations against them. We seek to protect and defend our clients’ rights in these sensitive matters.

DCFS/ abuse and neglect investigations

When Department of Children and Family Services “DCFS” starts investigating a family or a parent, the consequences can be catastrophic. We have successfully represented numerous families in the DCFS proceedings.

Insider trading

A charge of insider trading can have significant criminal and civil consequences for the client. Often clients face parallel investigations by both the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the SEC.

Campaign Finance Compliance

We represent our clients on criminal allegations of federal and state campaign finance, including the Federal Election Commission (FEC) challenges, government ethics, and political laws and regulations.

Ponzi schemes

Ponzi schemes involve perpetrators promising investors that they will earn large returns with very low risk. Unfortunately being charged with a Ponzi schemes can have lasting affects. We represent clients who the government has charged with being involved in Ponzi schemes.

If you are facing federal criminal charges or need help defending against allegations of misconduct in an internal investigation, a fraud defense attorney at Bedi & Singer, LLP may be able to help. Contact us online or call 312.525.2017 to schedule a free consultation today.