Hedge Fund Fraud
Millions of Americans have invested billions of dollars in hedge funds. These popular investment vehicles are comprised of private groups that invest in stocks, bonds, options, commodities, real estate, and other equities. Explosive growth in hedge funds over the past three decades has led them to hold between 20 to 50 percent of daily trading value on stock exchanges, according to some estimates.
But hedge funds, like all investments, are subject to market fluctuations, including significant losses. When investors see the values of their portfolios plummet, they often look for someone to blame. In the case of hedge funds, that someone is usually the fund manager and others responsible for making investment decisions for the fund.
These individuals can face allegations of fraud, deception, and other malfeasance simply due to the poor performance of a fund’s investments, even if they have done nothing improper or illegal. In turn, the claims of disgruntled investors can lead to criminal investigations and charges of hedge fund fraud that can have catastrophic consequences for those convicted of these serious offenses.
Four Decades of Successful Defense Representation on Your Side
At the Wigell Law Group, one of Chicago’s premier criminal defense law firms, we understand the trauma of facing criminal charges. Fear and uncertainty cloud each day and worries about your future keep you awake at night. For over four decades, we have helped people charged with white-collar crimes like hedge fund fraud navigate this difficult time, fighting relentlessly to protect them and secure positive outcomes. We provide holistic, strategic, and aggressive defense representation for those accused of hedge fund fraud and have amassed a lengthy record of success on behalf of countless clients.
Strategic, Holistic, and Tenacious Defense Against All Hedge Fund Fraud Charges
Our attorneys have the knowledge, advocacy skills, and resources to formulate and execute effective defense strategies against all hedge fund charges, including those based on allegations of:
- Issuing false financial documents to investors to hide losses.
- Making false claims to prospective investors.
- Insider trading.
- Soliciting foreign clients without authorization.
- Siphoning investment funds for personal use.
- Exaggerating the value of investments.
- Concealing cash flow difficulties.
- Preparing or disseminating fraudulent offering documents.
- Diverting proceeds to preferred equity stockholders.
- Paying some investors ahead of others.
- Rigging bond votes.
If you learn that you are under investigation or if prosecutors have charged you with hedge fund fraud of any kind, everything you value is at stake. It is no time to take chances with your future. You need lawyers who know how to challenge prosecutors at every turn and who will be by your side every step of the way. You need Wigell Law Group.
Call Wigell Law Group Today for Your Free Hedge Fund Fraud Consultation.
For over 40 years, individuals throughout Chicagoland have placed their trust in us to guide and protect them during the most serious challenges they will ever face. We welcome the opportunity to show you why. We offer free and confidential initial consultations, so we can learn more about your situation and develop a plan for how to respond to the investigation or charges.
To schedule your consultation to discuss your concerns about hedge fund fraud allegations, investigations, or charges, please call us today at 312-548-9250 or use our online contact form.