Asked in Criminal Law for Virginia

Q: Someeone I know is apart of a fraudulent group?

Someeone I know is apart of a fraudulent group. He doesn't commit any of the crimes himself however he gets a cut of the pay as he was the "founder" of the group. When he gets caught what legal action would he be facing

for being the ring leader. Note this is all done online.

I believe he's making around 3,000 every week from it.

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Paula Hough
Paula Hough
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Richmond, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: If someone is involved in a crime, they can be charged as a co-conspirator and we subject to the same charges and penalties as the others, regardless of their level of involvement.

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