Criminal Conspiracy Defense Lawyer
Experienced Representation for RICO Prosecutions in Utah
When federal authorities bring charges under the RICO Act, they believe that they have caught “a big fish” — or hope that the accused can lead them to one. On top of multiple charges adding up to serious prison time, defendants often face huge criminal fines, asset forfeiture and civil fraud litigation.
Salt Lake City defense attorney Kimberly J. Trupiano has represented individuals and businesses in Utah caught up in government investigations and federal indictments under the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. She brings extensive experience in white collar crime defense and appeals.
Retaining counsel in the early stages of a RICO probe provides the individual or corporation the best opportunity to avoid criminal charges and ensure the investigation never becomes public. Contact Trupiano Law at 801-266-0166 for an initial, confidential consultation.
The RICO Act is applied to any of 35 delineated crimes tied together by a conspiracy to defraud or benefit a criminal operation. Each count of racketeering is punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a $25,000 fine. Proceeds from the criminal enterprise (cash, bank accounts) or assets bought with ill-gotten money (cars, boats, houses, business investments) are subject to seizure and civil forfeiture.
Trupiano Law provides proactive and aggressive defense for fraud, conspiracy and all related RICO charges:
- Fraud against the government
- Securities fraud and other scams
- Corporate embezzlement
- Drug trafficking
- Trafficking in human life (e.g., illegal alien smuggling)
- Money laundering
- Criminal tax liability (tax evasion)
- Wire fraud or mail fraud
- Bribery, blackmail or extortion
- Obstruction of justice (false statements)
- Intimidating witnesses or whistleblower retaliation
Don’t Talk to Prosecutors Without Counsel
If you suspect you are under investigation, or you have been contacted by federal agents, contact Trupiano Law immediately. Investigators will lean on you or offer carefully worded promises for your “cooperation.” But any statements to the authorities can be used to further their case against you.
RICO cases may rely on surveillance and use of informants, and often hinge on interpretations of financial transactions and federal regulations. Kim Trupiano uses official channels of discovery and her federal court experience to gauge the strength of the prosecution’s case and your legal standing. She intervenes with prosecutors to avoid indictments when the facts of the case don’t add up.
The attorneys at Trupiano Law prepare every case as if it will go to trial, where she is a fierce and effective courtroom advocate. She exhausts every defense to suppress damning evidence or secure a dismissal. Only after a thorough examination of all documents will Ms. Trupiano entertain plea negotiations, if that is in your best interests.
She also fights any attempt by the government to freeze or seize personal assets or to keep them under civil forfeiture statutes. She is also an experienced civil litigator who can represent individual or corporate clients in parallel civil fraud actions.
Contact Trupiano Law at 801-266-0166 for an initial consultation and always completely discreet.