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Fraud Crimes Lawyer in New York City

Manhattan Criminal Defense Attorney Representing Clients Charged with Fraud in New York City, Long Island, Westchester County, and Beyond

Fraud includes a broad category of specific crimes that all involve some sort of deceit or dishonesty. In some cases, like false advertising, a misleading statement can be considered fraudulent. In general, fraud involves intentional deceit or dishonesty that is calculated to gain an advantage over another. That advantage is most commonly money or property.

Defending Those Accused of Fraud

Criminal Defense Attorney Craig Trainor, founder of The Trainor Law Firm, P.C., defends clients against a wide range of fraud charges in New York state courts, including:

  • Check fraud
  • Bank fraud
  • False advertising
  • Impersonating a police officer
  • Loan fraud
  • Tax fraud and tax evasion
  • Engaging in a scheme to defraud
  • Prescription fraud
  • Insurance fraud
  • Identity theft
  • Credit card fraud, including credit card theft and skimming
  • Medicare fraud
  • Medicaid fraud
  • Securities and investment fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Larceny
  • Falsifying business records

Attorney Craig Trainor also defends people charged with fraud and other white collar crimes in federal court.

Experienced Defense of Fraud Charges

Prior to establishing The Trainor Law Firm, P.C., Craig Trainor spent three years focusing exclusively on defense of sophisticated white collar crimes, from public corruption to securities fraud. He knows how to investigate and aggressively defend his clients in these highly technical cases. He is experienced in working with forensic experts who can track the movement of assets. Mr. Trainor’s experience in fraud defense allows him to quickly grasp the legal issues involved and develop a solid defense strategy for his clients.

Regardless of the specific charge, fraud cases typically come down to whether the accused person knowingly engaged in a dishonesty or deceit in order to obtain money, property or something else of value. Mr. Trainor will listen to your explanation of events and analyze the evidence against you. He will explore all possible defense strategies, including:

  • Did fraud actually occur? For instance, did you commit an act of fraud or did you make a business decision that went south and now prosecutors are second-guessing it?
  • Identity: Was it you who committed the alleged crime?
  • Intent: Can the prosecutor prove you intended to defraud?

Of course, each case is unique and based upon the specific facts involved.

Contact a Skilled New York Criminal Defense Attorney – Free Consultation

To put Mr. Trainor’s skills and experience to work on your case immediately, please call us today at 212-300-6557 or fill out our contact form online. The Trainor Law Firm, P.C., defends clients charged with fraud and other white collar crimes in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, and Westchester County.

Mr. Trainor has a unique set of skills and experience that position him
for success in your case


    Attorneys understand that a federal judge clerkship is a highly sought-after position. Mr. Trainor has used this experience to inform his work on behalf of those accused of crimes or harmed by police brutality and misconduct. The federal clerkship gave Mr. Trainor a keen understanding of how to build a winning case in federal court. He understands court procedures inside out and knows what types of arguments and evidence are persuasive.


    Mr. Trainor prosecuted hundreds of cases against people accused of crimes ranging from assault to identity theft to shoplifting to drug dealing. His criminal defense clients benefit from the insider’s perspective he gained in this position.

  • Federal and State Investigations

    Mr. Trainor spent three years focusing exclusively on defense of sophisticated white collar crimes, from public corruption to securities fraud. White collar criminal cases are highly complex and technically challenging. All of Mr. Trainor’s clients benefit from the depth of knowledge he has in financial crimes, investigation, and the use of experts in case development.

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