The Process Of Proving Wire Fraud
Wire fraud is a federal crime that typically involves sending documents through the mail or an interstate carrier or electronically transmitting fraudulent articles. The federal government becomes involved when the alleged illegal activity happens between states or internally.
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What Wire Fraud Is And Possible Consequences
Federal wire fraud is prohibited under 18 U.S.C. Section 1343. It is illegal under this statute for anybody to use wire, television or radio communications in foreign or interstate commerce in order to execute a scheme to defraud or get money through fraudulent or false pretenses. The prosecutor must also prove intent.
The fraud does not need to actually involve the communication sent over the wire, television or radio. Instead, the wire must have been used in the course of perpetrating fraud. Any electronic communications, including texts, phone calls, emails, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, Instagram or videoconferencing could constitute a wire communication.
If you are convicted of federal wire fraud, you can be punished with up to 20 years of imprisonment. Wire fraud differs from computer fraud, but, depending on the details, it can be related to bank fraud and identity theft or fraud.
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