Representative Engagements: Business and Financial Crimes

The following matters are representative of Eric Creizman’s versatile white collar criminal litigation practice (some items link to additional information):
  • Representation of hedge fund portfolio manager in federal criminal securities fraud prosecution for alleged mismarking scheme.
  • Representation of entrepreneur and investor in federal criminal securities fraud prosecution.
  • Representation of hedge fund manager in federal criminal securities fraud prosecution and parallel SEC enforcement action.
  • Successfully negotiated resolution of $22.5 million criminal restitution action brought by SDNY against owner of lobster distribution business for crimes relating to overfishing for $1.5 million after obtaining reversal of restitution order against him on appeal.
  • Represent a target in a high-profile SDNY investigation of an illegal bitcoin operation and corporate cyber-attack.
  • Represent certain corporate defendants in high-profile SDNY mortgage fraud investigation.
  • Represent CPA tax preparer in connection with high-profile SDNY tax fraud prosecution of Westchester NY businessman.
  • Represent broker convicted in EDNY prosecution of $150 million ponzi scheme in upcoming sentencing proceedings and on appeal of conviction and sentence.
  • Represent individuals in criminal health care fraud investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida.
  • Represent CFO in high-profile DOJ securities fraud investigation of a prominent hedge fund.
  • Represent client in prosecution charging him with committing a $250 million Ponzi Scheme — Alleged to have been the largest Ponzi Scheme ever prosecuted in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey:  Click Here For More Information
  • Represent one of the four lead defendants in the largest no-fault insurance fraud federal prosecution in history — Obtained a hung jury after 8 week trial in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York — Click Here For More Information
  • Represent defendant in challenging a $90 million restitution order on appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Represent defendant in federal prosecution for alleged scheme to launder profits from health care fraud scheme — Obtained an acquittal after 7 week trial in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York — Click Here For More Information
  • Represent dual-Indian and US Citizens in a multi-faceted, international fraud investigation
  • Represent witness in a DOJ Antitrust Investigation
  • Represent defendant in tax fraud prosecution
  • Represent former NYPD Officer in a massive prosecution by the New York County DA’s Office for fraud in obtaining Social Security Disability Benefits
  • Represent defendant charged in federal obstruction of justice prosecution — obtained a non-custodial sentence of 1 year probation
  • Represent Ukranian National In Prosecution Under Munitions Export Laws For Export Of Night Vision Technology
  • Represent Witness In Ponzi Scheme Investigation
  • Represent Psychologist In Federal Health Care Fraud Prosecution
  • Represent Owner Of Internet Clothing Business In Fraud Prosecution
  • Represent trader in parallel DOJ and SEC investigations of alleged securities fraud in transition management subsidiary of major U.S. bank.
  • Represent defendant in federal prosecution for participation in alleged money laundering organization.(USAO Press Release)
  • Represent disbarred attorney in federal prosecution for false statements.
  • Represent member of options trading firm in parallel DOJ and SEC investigations of alleged securities fraud.
  • Represent target of federal investigation into counterfeit currency distribution scheme.
  • Represented witness in high-profile federal criminal trial for options backdating offenses.
  • Represented target of federal criminal investigation related to massive accounting fraud — no charges brought.
  • Represented foreign executive in federal criminal antitrust investigation into an alleged international cartel in Thin Film Transistor Liquid Crystal Displays (TFT-LCDs) and products incorporating TFT-LCDs.
  • Represented president of international rock lobster conglomerate in the most significant prosecution brought under the Lacey Act, which prohibits the importation of fish and wildlife caught in violation of foreign law.
  • Represented sales manager charged with operating an alleged “boiler room” scheme relating to sales of participations in funds derived from foreign currency exchange trading.
  • Represented executive of international freight forwarder and logistics company in prosecution for exporting products to Iran in violation of trade embargo.
  • Represented real estate developer at trial on charges of labor bribery:  obtained acquittal on most serious count, and no jail sentence on other count.
  • Represented client in grand jury proceedings in connection with an alleged internet scam that defrauded people of over $750 million, the largest consumer fraud prosecution in history.  Client was never charged with a crime.
  • Represented general contractor for public works projects in investigation concerning alleged illegal bribes and gifts to local politicians and for violations of Minority Business Enterprise laws and regulations.