A former Republican Party chairman for Nevada is sitting behind bars. Steve Wark has been convicted of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. While he received a one year and one day sentence, Wark might have gotten up to 30 years in prison and a one million dollar fine. However, prosecutors were willing to accept a lighter sentence in view of Wark’s willingness to provide information about other conspirators and for testifying at their trials.
Like other states, Nevada is a hotbed of white collar crimes. Perhaps the most common of these is wire fraud. These cases are usually charged at the federal level under 18 U.S.C. Section 1343. Wire fraud is really quite basic. Anyone who uses wire communications to commit fraud may be charged with the crime. This can include sending emails or calling people on the telephone. However, people who attempt to defraud others using the television or radio may also be similarly charged.
Several good defenses against wire fraud charges are available. However, these cases tend to be very complex. That’s why it’s important to work with experienced Las Vegas criminal defense lawyers. The practitioners at the Potter Law Offices work tirelessly to protect the interests of their clients and bring about a desirable conclusion.