The solicitation of funds for an activity (funded by someone else’s money) is defined as a security, covered under securities regulations acts of the United States. When undertaking this kind of activity, there is a large burden of disclosure of information (put on a solicitor) so that he or she provides all information that might have a material impact on a potential investor. If a solicitor had a prior bankruptcy, criminal conviction or a failed business, for instance, he or she is legally obligated to disclose that information.
If a solicitor fails to disclose this information, obtains funds and then acts in a way that is not pleasing to a possible investor, he or she can report the solicitor to a state or federal agency. At this point the solicitor can be charged with securities fraud.
As with all fraud charges, securities fraud is an extremely serious offense that is prosecuted aggressively. If you or someone close to you is being investigated or has been charged, it is critical to begin acting in your best interest by partnering with the most experienced attorney you can find.
Colorado Investment Fraud Lawyer
- With more than two decades of experience, I am ready to put my comprehensive understanding of white collar criminal defense to work to defend against charges including:
- Stock broker fraud
- Investment fraud
- Unauthorized transactions, failure to supervise and suitability
- Violations of federal securities laws and the Colorado Securities Act
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Ponzi schemes
Along with the recent investment fraud upswing prompted by the stock market downturn, there have been many securities fraud cases brought in the home renovation and construction businesses. Individuals who have solicited funds to build a development have been prosecuted at an unprecedented rate.
I am ready to bring my comprehensive knowledge and experience to defend against these and all types of securities fraud at the state or federal levels.
To schedule a free confidential consultation with Denver securities fraud lawyer David Lindsey, call 303-228-2270 or email David Lindsey, Attorney at Law.