The New York white collar criminal defense attorneys at Crotty Saland PC are pleased to announce that another client avoided both a felony conviction and incarceration after being charged with numerous felonies involving theft and fraud. Prosecutors had alleged that our client embezzled in excess of $32,000 from our client’s employer. If convicted of the crimes of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree (NY PL 155.35) and Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree (NY PL 175.10), our client faced up to seven and four years in state prison respectively.
In this particular case, prosecutors alleged that our client siphoned cash payments directed to the employer and that our client entered false data or caused inaccurate data to be entered into the computer system of the business to cover up the alleged fraud. After negotiations and the presentation of other factors, prosecutors permitted our client to plea to a lesser misdemeanor of Petit Larceny (the “shoplifting statute”) and receive a conditional discharge where the judge instructed our client to stay out of trouble for one year. Although our client admitted to some wrongdoing, he was not crippled by his past and he will avoid the collateral consequences and stigma of a felony conviction as well as incarceration.
As noted numerous times in entries throughout the New York Criminal Lawyer Blog, Crotty Saland PC has represented a significant amount of clients in investigations, arrests and indictments involving Grand Larceny, embezzlement and theft. Whether the cases have involved alleged fraud in the tens of thousands or millions of dollars, our New York white collar criminal defense attorneys strive to get the best results. Certainly, prior success does not guarantee a particular outcome on a new case, but Crotty Saland PC diligently pursues the best result for each and every client.
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