New York Fraud Attorney Russ Kofman Explains the Different Types of Fraud Charges

April 19, 2022 at 16:07

New York fraud attorney Russ Kofman releases a new article ( that explains the different types of fraud charged. The lawyer mentions that there are many criminal offenses that fall under the umbrella of fraud crimes. Forgery, insurance fraud, falsifying business records, and more are offenses that are prosecuted harshly in New York.

“Many people mistakenly believe these crimes are less serious than violent or sex crimes since no victims are physically harmed, but you can bet on the prosecution coming at you with everything they have if you are facing fraud charges,” says the New York fraud attorney.

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The lawyer explains that there are a few types of fraud charges. These charges include tax fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, securities fraud, mortgage fraud, healthcare fraud, and federal bank fraud.

Attorney Russ Kofman adds that if a person is charged with fraud, their job, freedom, and future are all at stake. They may face jail time, pay significant fines, probation, and many more penalties. This is why it is important for a defendant to seek the help of an experienced attorney right away.

According to attorney Kofman, “The New York Penal Law has several statutes that criminalize fraud or forgery. These laws apply to fraud against creditors, state health care programs, and insurance companies. There is also a subset of these fraud statutes that deal with computer fraud, such as cyber extortion or online phishing scams. Many cases involving other types of fraud are handled by New York City's fraud and identity theft attorneys.”

In the article, the lawyer also says that there are three degrees of identity theft - first, second, and third degrees. For third-degree identity theft, a defendant is accused of using a false identity to commit a class A misdemeanor. For second-degree identity theft, false identity is used to get goods and services with a value of over $500. And lastly, first-degree identity theft is when the defendant used a false identity to get goods and services with a value of over $2000.

Lastly, attorney Kofman emphasizes the importance of having a skilled lawyer when dealing with matters such as fraud and identity theft. An experienced lawyer may be able to help the defendant understand their rights and protect their freedom.

About Lebedin Kofman LLP

Russ Kofman is a seasoned, aggressive litigator handling cases in both the state and federal courts. He is a managing partner of the Lebedin Kofman Law firm. The lawyer handles civil rights cases as well as family law, high-net-worth divorce, and highly contested custody cases. Attorney Kofman believes in his clients and works hard to fight for their rights and help them receive the best possible outcome for each of their cases. Call today to speak with attorney Russ Kofman: 646-663-4430.


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