Former Olympian and Los Angeles and Chicago Bears wide receiver Willie Gault has been fined for securities fraud by the US District Court for the Central District of California. Gault was fined more than $200,000 in penalties and interest. Federal prosecutors contended that Gault, the CEO of a medical device firm, took part in a scheme.
A securities fraud attorney is your best defense
Gault was convicted of circumventing the company’s internal accounting controls and making false statements in the company’s SEC filings. The Court also barred Gault from serving as an officer in any publicly traded company until he can demonstrate that “he has made himself knowledgeable of the requirements of the securities laws imposed on officers and directors.”
If you’ve been arrested on federal securities fraud charges, or named in a federal indictment, you need the assistance of an experienced aggressive securities fraud attorney like Robert Helfend.
Federal prosecutors are extremely aggressive in securities-related prosecutions. They have the resources of the federal government supporting their prosecution; no matter who you are or how much money you have, you can’t outspend a federal prosecutor! That’s why it’s exceptionally important to have an experienced, equally aggressive securities fraud attorney with you throughout the federal judicial process.
Federal prosecutors look for any opportunity to strengthen or expand their case against you, and they take a lot of pride in being able to build a case against prominent individuals. They will not hesitate to seek extensive fines and long prison sentences for non-violent, white-collar crime. You need a defense strategy delivered by an experienced federal attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience exclusively in criminal defense, and he’s ready to build your defense.
Don’t wait, and don’t rely on inexperienced attorneys when you’re dealing with the complexities of a federal securities fraud charge. 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 criminal defense/domestic violence case.
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