The road to criminal charges of embezzlement can begin with suspicions of misappropriation of funds. An employer or management of a non-profit organization may accuse an accountant or treasurer, or someone with regular access to financial resources of an organization, of diverting funds for personal use.
Once suspicions have been raised, an internal investigation often ensues. Assuming that they accused is fully aware of the investigation, this is a critical moment, and the right time to enlist the help of an experienced defense lawyer.
Contact the Law Office of John R. Teakell to schedule a consultation regarding embezzlement charges anywhere in Texas.
Defense Attorney with Federal Prosecution Experience
Mr. Teakell is a former federal prosecutor with a detailed understanding of what it takes to successfully prosecute ― or to successfully defend ― an embezzlement case. Successful defense may involve presentation of mitigating circumstances such as addiction.
Restitution May Be the Answer
For the greatest number of options and therefore, the best chance of obtaining a positive outcome in an embezzlement case, talk to a lawyer sooner rather than later. Call or e-mail the Law Office of John R. Teakell as soon as you suspect that you may be charged, or as soon as possible after you have been charged with embezzlement.
Resolution of your case may be as simple as arranging for restitution with your employer. Or it may lead to a complex jury trial where the prosecution’s evidence will be presented for close scrutiny before a judge and peers in a court of law.
18 U.S.C. §656 (excerpts; example of embezzlement statute): Whoever, being an officer, director, agent or employee of, or connected in any capacity with any Federal Reserve bank, member bank, depository institution holding company, national bank, insured bank, branch or agency of a foreign bank, or organization operating under section 25 or section 25 (a) of the Federal Reserve Act, or a receiver of a national bank, insured bank, branch, agency, or organization or any agent or employee of the receiver, or a Federal Reserve Agent, or an agent or employee of a Federal Reserve Agent or of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, embezzles, abstracts, purloins or willfully misapplies any of the moneys, funds or credits of such bank, branch, agency, or organization or holding company or any moneys, funds, assets or securities entrusted to the custody or care of such bank, branch, agency, or organization, or holding company or to the custody or care of any such agent, officer, director, employee or receiver, shall be