Related Crime

The mail and wire fraud statutes are rarely the sole crime prosecuted in a criminal trial. A common element of the federal wire and mail fraud statutes is the existence of an underlying scheme to defraud. Thus, the statutes are commonly seen in public corruption trials, insider trading scandals, and drug prosecutions. Below is a list of the most common charges included in an indictment containing mail, wire, or honest services fraud counts.

  • Money Laundering
  • Extortion
  • Federal Programs Bribery
  • Tax evasion
  • Bank Fraud
  • Bankruptcy Fraud
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Investment Fraud
  • Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organization charges
  • Continuing Criminal Enterprises
  • Drug Trafficking and Distribution
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • Sarbanes-Oxley violations
  • Theft of Government Property
  • Hindering Prosecution
  • Conspiracy to commit any of the above-listed crimes