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Embezzlement Defense Attorneys
Have you been charged with embezzlement in Minneapolis, St. Paul, or anywhere else in the State of Minnesota? The criminal defense attorneys at Gaskins Bennett Birrell Schupp LLP have decades of experience handling embezzlement and other white collar crimes cases. Our attorneys are committed to aggressively and skillfully defending those being charged with a crime. We can help in all phases of your case from grand jury investigations through appeals in federal and state courts throughout the United States. Our defense attorneys have won jury acquittals for our clients in various types of white collar crimes, including embezzlement. Get help today by calling our office to find out your legal rights and options.
Embezzlement is the fraudulent taking of personal property with which one has been entrusted. This can include taking money without authorization and using it to make money on interest, or by some other means, even with the intent on returning the original money. It may also include “skimming,” the taking of money a little bit at a time.
Examples of embezzlement
When the word embezzlement comes up, people generally think of extremely large, profitable companies and CEOs or CFOs embezzling funds. While this is certainly a type of embezzlement, the crime itself is not limited to CEOs, CFOs, or big companies. Embezzlement can be done by anyone who has been an employee, as embezzlement can be as simple as taking money from your employer.
In the beginning of an investigation, it is not unusual for every employee to be a suspect, and having a lawyer to help you does not imply you are guilty; rather, it implies that you are smart.
Penalties for Embezzlement
In Minnesota, penalties can range from a misdemeanor to a felony, usually depending on how much money was involved. Depending on the charges, the punishment could be a maximum of 90 days in jail, a $1,000 fine, or both, to a maximum of 20 years in prison, a $100,000 fine, or both. And it is almost always the case that any money taken would have to be repaid, and any money gained would be seized.
If you have been accused of embezzlement, or believe you are the target of an investigation involving embezzlement, it is important to get an attorney as soon as possible. The attorneys at G|B|B|S can help you through this stressful situation and protect your rights. We have decades of experience handling criminal defense matters and are ready to help. Call us today for a consultation and to find out how we may be able to help.