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1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Insurance Defense and White Collar Crime for Maryland on
Q: If I have been falsely accused of forging personal checks by a life insurance company what can I do to prove my innocene

If I was made the beneficiary of an anuity and the life insurance company the anuity was through says that their "signature expert" says that checks that were signed by the anuity holder and issued to me as reimbursement dont match alleging that they may have been forged what can I do to... Read more »

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Jun 2, 2020

It is unclear whether you have actually been charged with a crime, or whether the insurance company holding the annuity account is simply dishonoring the checks written by the owner of the account. Ideally, the account owner can clear this up by confirming the signatures on the checks is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law, Civil Litigation and White Collar Crime for Maryland on
Q: Can I file suit against the buyer's agent, buyer, and or buyer's lender of my home for breach of contract?

On 10/22/18, the prospective buyer of my home in Maryland signed a contract to purchase and I countersigned that contract on 10/23/18 with a closing date of 11/16/18. I simultaneously had a contract to purchase a home in Colorado with a closing date of 11/16/18 however, the contract to purchase... Read more »

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Nov 22, 2018

You might have a basis to forfeit the buyer’s deposit based upon misrepresentation. The buyer beached the implied covenant of good faith dealing.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Business Law and White Collar Crime for Maryland on
Q: Can I rectify an unintentional fraudulent mistake on past tax returns?

I moved out of the US and file my own taxes and just realized I've been filing my taxes incorrectly the past couple of years and fear that if the IRS finds out, I'll be charged with a felony. I thought I had to file based on where I practice business (I still work remotely for US clients)... Read more »

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Feb 28, 2018

Criminal or civil fraud requires knowledge of the fraud and intentional conduct to perpetrate the fraud, so honest mistake is a complete defense. Stop worrying. Hire a CPA to review your past returns and file any corrected or amended returns for the affected years, as necessary. Any penalties or... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Litigation and White Collar Crime for Maryland on
Q: Felony Expungement

My girlfriend was convicted in 2010 of theft (non-violent) and was sentenced to 1 year of work release (She would live at the jail, go to work, and then report back to the jail), and then served 5 years on probation.

She has since completed her probation with no trouble. Can her felony be... Read more »

Eric Todd Kirk
Eric Todd Kirk answered on Aug 16, 2017

Did she file a motion to modify within 90 days of her conviction? If so, and if that has not been ruled on, then yes, she may still have that opportunity.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Banking, Stockbroker Fraud and White Collar Crime for Maryland on
Q: I have been sentenced but now have new evidence in my case. I wish to file a motion for reconsideration.

My attorneys do not understand real estate and as such do not understand the value of the new info thus I wish to file pro se. Need to know how to address in the motion i am doing the motion pro se

Thomas J. Maronick Jr
Thomas J. Maronick Jr answered on May 25, 2017

How long since sentencing? If within 10 days of your trial date you can ask for a new trial. If within 30 days of disposition you can appeal, if within 90 days you can ask for a modification of sentence. Depending on what court you are in, likely will need to file a coram nobis for a new trial... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for Maryland on
Q: Are these people committing extortion????

My ex and his mom are sending me letters demanding $100,000 for an alleged assault in 2006; he stalked me, made 2 attempts at my life and created an armed hostage situation requiring an intervention by S.W.A.T. He is convicted and serving 30 years at Patuxtent for the Criminally Insane. States... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Sep 23, 2015

This question has gone unanswered for well over a year. Yes, that appears to be extortion in my opinion. I do not know enough facts to venture a guess for the second question.

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