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New York Mail Fraud Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Mail Fraud?

A person commits mail fraud when they engage in a scheme to defraud someone of money, property, or services and uses interstate delivery to further that scheme. It is not necessary for the U.S. Post Service be involved. It is only necessary that part of the scheme, essential or incidental, involves some sort of interstate delivery.

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What Is the Punishment for Mail Fraud?

Under 18 U.S. Code § 1341, it is a federal crime to use the U.S. Postal Service or a private or commercial interstate carrier to defraud. Because mail fraud is a felony, if convicted the offender can face up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. The punishment can be more severe if a bank or other financial institution was affected by the scheme. The offender can face up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000.

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Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates

The Mail Fraud attorneys serving New York at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates have years of experience successfully defending clients in New York criminal courts who have been charged with drug crimes, including prescription drug abuse. Contact us at 800.696.9529 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We serve those accused of crimes in the following locations: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens, Staten Island, Suffolk County and Westchester County.

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