The global market for securities and commodities sees billions of dollars moving between individual and institutional investors, broker-dealers, corporations, and trading floors every single day. Fluctuations in those markets can have immediate and long-term impacts on the economy and can either make or break those who invest their money in stocks and futures.
Investors make decisions about buying and selling based on presumptions about the underlying fairness of the marketplace and the accuracy of information that market players provide. But when individuals or companies illegally manipulate the market, gain access to non-public information and use it for their own benefits, or lie to investors and the public, the whole system is undermined, and real people lose real money.
That is why the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, and prosecutors here in Chicago and across the country aggressively investigate and pursue convictions for securities and commodities fraud. These financial crimes come with severe penalties, including the potential for millions of dollars in fines and restitution and years in federal prison.
You Can’t Fight Securities Fraud Charges on Your Own. We Can.
If you learn that you are under investigation or if prosecutors have charged you with securities and commodities fraud of any kind, your career, reputation, finances, and freedom are all on the line. Prosecutors armed with immense power will bring their substantial resources to bear against you. Unless you have attorneys on your side who are up to the challenge of fighting these complex charges, you stand little chance of a positive end to your ordeal.
At the Wigell Law Group, our experienced Chicago securities and commodities fraud defense attorneys can help you fight these serious charges. We know that good people can sometimes make bad decisions. We also know that overzealous prosecutors can ensnare and charge innocent people. No matter your situation or your story, we will provide you with an aggressive and strategic defense, protect your rights at every stage, and work tirelessly to get you the best possible outcome.
Our attorneys have the technical, financial, and legal knowledge needed to navigate these nuanced and complicated charges. We also have the resources that can be critical to mounting an effective defense; we regularly work with highly credentialed and respected accountants, investment professionals, and technical experts when appropriate to craft comprehensive defense approaches best suited to each case.
Trusted, Client-Focused, and Skilled Representation for All Securities and Commodities Fraud Charges
Whatever the underlying basis of the charges you face, you will receive the same commitment, personal attention, and outstanding defense representation we have been providing clients for over four decades.
We bring our extensive white-collar and federal criminal defense backgrounds to all securities and commodities fraud charges, including those involving:
- Insider trading
- Ponzi schemes
- Pyramid schemes
- Prime bank investment fraud/trading program fraud
- Advance fee fraud
- Unauthorized trades
- Promissory note fraud
- Commodities fraud
- Broker embezzlement
- Market manipulation
Get Chicago’s Best Criminal Defense Lawyers on Your Side. Call Wigell Law Group Today.
The Chicago securities and commodities fraud defense lawyers at Wigell Law Group are prepared to act quickly to defend you and your future at every turn. For over 40 years, individuals throughout Chicagoland have placed their trust in us to guide and protect them during the most serious challenges they will ever face. We welcome the opportunity to show you why. We offer free and confidential initial consultations, so we can learn more about your situation and develop a plan for how to respond to the investigation or charges.
To schedule your consultation, please call us today at 312-548-9250 or use our online contact form.