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Q: So what exactly is wire fraud?

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: If you’re asking as a general matter, wire fraud is a crime defined by federal law in 18 U.S.C. 1343, where the elements are that a defendant voluntarily and intentionally devised or participated in a scheme to defraud another out of money, and that she or he did so with the intent to defraud, and that it was reasonably foreseeable that interstate wire communications would be used, and that interstate wire communications were in fact used. If you’re asking because of a specific matter that affects you, consult with an attorney in your jurisdiction for more meaningful guidance on your particular matter.

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