A Ventura man was arrested and charged with fraud related to an investment scam that operated for nearly a decade. Gilbert Infante has been charged with securities fraud, elder fraud, grand theft, identity theft, forgery and an aggravated white collar crime enhancement. According to authorities, Infante is accused of stealing more than $300,000 from dozens of victims throughout Ventura County.
Fraud involved fake securities
Infante is accused of soliciting investments from victims to develop and promote sports-related products that he claimed he owned patents for. He also claimed to have negotiated royalties and licensing agreements between himself and major sports franchises. No such agreements existed, and Infante did not own any patents for any inventions.
If you’ve been accused of fraud, you need the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney like Robert Helfend. Robert Helfend has practiced criminal defense exclusively in Ventura County and throughout Southern California for more than 30 years and has established a reputation as a skilled aggressive defender.
Investment fraud is not new, but it can be complicated, so you want the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney when you’ve been accused of this type of crime. Mr. Helfend can assemble the technical, financial and professional resources you will need to provide an effective defense in court.
Fraud can cause serious, long-lasting problems for you that go beyond incarceration. If convicted, you could face a lengthy prison sentence. In most cases, even once your sentence has been served, the punishment may continue. You could have difficulty finding employment and housing; you may also be restricted from holding certain types of employment or you may need to surrender any professional credentials and licenses you hold.
Don’t risk your freedom on an inexperienced criminal defense attorney. 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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