A Camarillo man will spend 14 years in federal prison for unemployment fraud. According to federal prosecutors, he fabricated companies, then submitted unemployment claims against them.
Multiple conspirators participated in the fraud. While the scam was running, the group filed more than 700 unemployment claims using the names of nearly 400 people and more than 40 fictitious companies. The conspirators claimed nearly $4 million in benefits and another nearly $1 million from the United States Treasury. Three more Camarillo residents have already pleaded guilty in the scheme. They are awaiting sentencing.
Camarillo Fraud Attorney
When you face charges for fraudulent activity, hire an experienced fraud attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has nearly 35 years of experience in criminal defense. He takes fraud cases in Ventura County and throughout Southern California. He also takes federal defense cases in any circuit in the United States.
Mr. Helfend does not judge his clients based on the charges against them. Instead, he works tirelessly to get the charges against them reduced or dropped. When that’s not a possibility, he focuses on achieving the best possible outcome for the case.
When you face federal charges, having an experienced, aggressive attorney is a key part of your defense strategy. Federal prosecutors are well financed and have the resources they need to win a conviction. Many federal defendants simply choose to plead guilty, rather than mounting potentially bankrupting defense. A good, solid federal defense strategy doesn’t require years and endless financial resources. It does, however, require a criminal defense attorney who is willing to do what it takes to succeed.
When your freedom is at stake, don’t rely on inexperience, and don’t assume that a guilty plea will produce the best outcome. Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (805) 273-5611, (310) 456-3317 or (818) 591-2809 for an immediate consultation on your Ventura County fraud case.
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