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Criminal defense attorney, Lorraine Gauli-Rufo shares news and articles pertaining to criminal and federal law.

 

RICO – What is it, exactly?

RICO is short for the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act  which is a federal law that was passed in 1970 to fight organized crime. In a nutshell, RICO allows the federal government to charge many people for broad activities that it determines is part...

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Practical Information About Mail Fraud

If you have been accused of committing a crime through the United States Postal Service, a Montclair mail fraud lawyer can defend your case based on a lack of intent. These defense strategies are intended to help innocent clients avoid harsh fines, imprisonment and...

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What is Mortgage fraud?

Lorraine Gauli-Rufo is a federal criminal defense attorney with who has successfully represented many clients charged with or investigated for Mortgage fraud.  Mortgage fraud cases are generally prosecuted by the feds under one of the following fraud statutes:  mail...

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Crime-Fraud Exception

A New Jersey criminal defense lawyer can explain that the attorney-client privilege protects information that you convey to him or her. However, there is an exception to this privilege. The crime-fraud exception does not allow such communication to be privileged if it...

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Legal Resources

As a  criminal defense attorney who practices in New York and New Jersey with a focus on federal criminal defense, my clients sometimes ask me for the names and contact information of other attorneys either practicing different types of law or practicing criminal law in areas other than the places LGR Law Group practices.  Here is a list of useful links to legal resources.