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Securities fraud happens when a corporate officer or director makes a statement
that misrepresents, distorts, or withholds information related to the
company’s stock. It could also refer to the officer or director
unlawfully disclosing the information and an individual or entity acting
on that illegally disclosed information. Both the federal government and
Texas government have laws governing the crime of securities fraud.
If your company has been accused of securities fraud, make sure you have
skilled representation on your side. Our experienced
Houston business litigation attorney can help. Talk to
Patterson, P.C. in a consultation regarding your situation.
Call us at (713) 489-1215 or
fill out our online form to talk to us today!
Statute of Limitation
Those who might be accusing you of securities fraud only have five years
from the date of the offense to pursue a law suit. This statute of limitations
could protect you if the alleged crime happened more than five years ago.
After this time, prosecutors can no longer charge you with any offense.
Defenses Against Securities Fraud
There are several defenses an attorney can use when defending you and your
company from the allegation of securities fraud. For example, if you didn’t
know about the fraud at all, you cannot be said to be explicitly involved
in the crime. Likewise, if the high managerial agent of the corporation
did his or her job to the best of his or her diligence to ensure securities
fraud was not committed, your company might not be blamed for the fraud.
Likewise, if the agent was a registered dealer or agent in the security,
no one acted on the disclosed unlawful information, or the person who
committed the crime was a victim of entrapment, your attorney could help
defend you against the charges.
Talk to Our Skilled Attorney Today!
If you’re facing a civil lawsuit, make sure you’re protected.
Talk to our skilled Houston business litigation lawyer as soon as possible.
Attorney Pete Patterson hears about your case, the sooner he can help you mount a defense against
the accusations you are facing. As a business owner, you could lose a
significant amount of money in both criminal and civil court if you don’t
prepare a good defense. Let us see what we can do for you in a case consultation.
Contact us at (713) 489-1215 or fill out our online form to schedule a consultation with us.