Ottawa Fraud Lawyer

Being charged with fraud in Ontario is a serious matter and if you are facing fraud charges, you need the help of an experienced lawyer.  Fraud in Ontario is defined as intentional deception for unlawful gain.  In other words, fraud occurs when an individual profits from deliberately misleading or deceiving another individual.  Examples of fraud include: tax fraud, healthcare fraud, mortgage fraud, credit card fraud, insurance fraud, and business fraud.  Such crimes are also often termed “white collar crimes”, particularly when the crimes are committed by wealthy individuals, businesses or government employees.

Allegations of fraud can be damaging to a person’s reputation, career and family life.  Investigations into fraud charges are often time consuming and complicated because they usually involve complex paper or electronic trails that the lawyers need to examine.  If you were charged with fraud involving your employer, the allegations and potential consequences are often more serious.  In addition, the potential consequences usually increase in proportion with the seriousness of the fraud committed.

Due to the complex nature of fraud charges, it is in your best interest to hire a good Ottawa fraud lawyer who can represent you and defend your case.  You are more likely to receive a favourable outcome if you work with a criminal lawyer who is experienced in defending fraud allegations.

If you are unsure as to whether or not some of your behaviour qualifies as fraud, it is important for you to speak with a fraud lawyer.  This might protect you in the future if you are investigated for fraudulent activity.  The law surrounding fraud can be complicated and in some circumstances, individuals may not be aware that the transactions or financial activities they are involved in are fraudulent.  In order to avoid criminal charges or to establish a sound legal defence against fraud, speak with an experienced Ottawa fraud lawyer.

Oliphant Commission Asked to “Clarify” Earlier Ruling

In a hearing before the Oliphant Commission on March 24, 2009, Mr. Mulroney’s counsel asked the Commissioner to clarify an earlier ruling about the standard of conduct against which Mr. Mulroney’s actions in connection with Mr. Karlheinz Schreiber would be measured.  Read this link for the Canadian Press report on the exchange, including the quote from Ottawa lawyer Richard Auger.

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Man Charged After Vehicle Hits House

A 27-year-old Brockville man has been charged with impaired driving after an incident in February where his vehicle crashed into a rural home. Witnesses say the car swerved into oncoming traffic, almost colliding with another vehicle before leaving the highway and crashing into a house. None of the occupants of he house were injured.

The man has been charged with impaired driving, driving without a license, failure to remain at the scene of an accident, and having open liquor in the vehicle.

If you have been charged with impaired driving in Ottawa, contact Auger Hollingsworth for a free consultation.