Fraud Investigations: Totalling in excess of $2.5 billion
Our company has a long and successful history in the investigation of domestic and international fraud cases. These include large scale Ponzi frauds, boiler room operations, advance fee frauds and fraudulent investor schemes. Funds have been recovered and bank accounts frozen in New Zealand, Australia, United States, Austria, Thailand, Latvia, Switzerland and Hungary. Investigations into domestic frauds have resulted in significant fraud recoveries and prosecutions resulting in long term prison sentences.
Fraud Funds Recovery
We have a specific expertise in recovering funds lost to fraud, particularly internationally. This involves assembling victim groups, securing evidence including financial data, tracing offenders and freezing bank accounts. These cases can be challenging as the fraudsters use multiple jurisdictions to prevent apprehension. We have a proven track record however supported by those who have lost funds and then had a return. Fees can be structured on an incentive or contingency basis. Where appropriate we undertake a certain number of cases per annum on a pro bono basis, particularly where victims are financially distressed.
The proceeds of crime need to go somewhere and this area of Anti-Money Laundering continues to rise in prominence. We have experience in dealing with the Police Proceeds of Crime Unit, international banks, policy formulation and the defence of related charges.