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Federal charges do not necessarily mean a conviction will follow

Anyone accused of a crime in Pennsylvania will want to educate him- or herself as to how best to protect personal rights and minimize the negative effects such situations can have on one's future. Often, this can be done through experienced legal counsel, especially when facing federal charges, which tend to be prosecuted in a very aggressive manner. A married couple in another state is now facing such charges regarding suspected bankruptcy fraud.

Apparently, FBI agents raided the couple's high-rise condominium on a recent Tuesday. The incident led to the man and his wife being escorted from the condo in handcuffs. Neighbors said how devastating it was to watch their friends being taken away and how shocked they were that their neighbors were suspected of a serious financial crime.

Feds claim the couple conducted a bankruptcy scheme where they would hide assets or transfer them before filing a claim. In other areas of Southern Florida, where the couple's arrest took place, at least six other people were arrested on similar charges after multiple federal raids. Authorities say that more than $3 million in fraud had been swindled in four separate cases.

Facing federal charges in Pennsylvania or elsewhere is a serious matter. Such situations can quickly ruin a person's reputation. However, merely being accused of a federal crime does not constitute one's guilt. This is why it is often beneficial to seek immediate legal counsel in such matters in order to build as strong a defense as possible before appearing in court.

Source: CBS Miami, "FBI Raid Ends In Arrests For Bankruptcy Fraud", Natalie Zea, May 17, 2016

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