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Manhattan Mail Fraud Lawyers Russ Kofman and Arthur Lebedin Discusses the Meaning of Mail Fraud

June 14, 2022
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Manhattan mail fraud lawyers Russ Kofman and Arthur Lebedin release a new article (https://www.lebedinkofman.com/practice-areas/criminal-defense/fraud/mail-fraud/) explaining mail fraud in New York. The lawyers mention in their article that under 18 USC 1343, the use of the United States Postal Service (USPS) during a scheme to take money from another person by fraud or false pretense is illegal.

“Mail fraud is using the mail to defraud another person, business, financial institution, or governmental agency of money or property. The belief that the lie or fraud itself must involve the mail is a common misconception. All that must be proven is that the mail was used or caused to be used during the course of the fraud,” the article from the Manhattan mail fraud lawyers says.

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Russ Kofman explains that even seemingly innocent behavior can be charged with a federal crime if it involves criminal fraud or scheme. It is possible to bring innocent mailings under the law's control. A scheme of fraud means stealing money from someone else and lying to them.

Arthur Lebedin says that it is quite easy to commit mail fraud. Mail fraud also has the highest penalties for any non-violent crime. If convicted, the defendant could spend up to 20 consecutive years in prison. A defendant could also be fined up to $250,000.

In this article, both lawyers explain how the prosecution must be in a position to prove certain things beyond doubt to convict someone. These reasons include that the defendant plotted to defraud another party, that the defendant tried to defraud other people intentionally, and that defendant used or caused another person to use mail during the scheme.

Attorney Kofman adds, “The mail fraud state is very broad and can be used in many different cases brought by federal prosecutors. The mailing does not have to be illegal; it only has to be related to the scheme to defraud another. A case may begin with the United State Postal Inspection Service or by any other federal law enforcement agency such as the FBI or IRS.”

Lastly, attorney Kofman emphasizes the importance of having a skilled lawyer when facing charges of mail fraud. An experienced lawyer may be able to help the defendant understand their rights and protect their freedom.

About Lebedin Kofman LLP

Russ Kofman and Arthur Lebedin are seasoned, aggressive litigators handling cases in both the state and federal courts. Together, they manage the Lebedin Kofman Law firm. They also handle civil rights cases. Attorney Kofman and attorney Lebedin believe in their clients and work hard to fight for their rights and help them receive the best possible outcome for each of their cases. Call today to speak with an experienced attorney: (646) 663-4430.

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