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Accused of Fraud

Andrew Tragardh is a criminal defence lawyer experienced in defending fraud charges. He assists persons/entities facing fraud accusation by law enforcement (e.g. State Police) or government authorities (ASIC, ACCC, ATO, IBAC, ICAC etc). Andrew also has an impeccable record defending individuals and companies accused of fraud in either civil or criminal jurisdictions, and persons defending proceedings commenced by ASIC, ACCC or other government agencies. Most recently, Andrew assisted with the successful defence of AWB Ltd senior executive, Peter Geary in ASIC v Flugge & Geary [2016] VSC 779.

What you should know

If you or your company have been accused of fraud it is important to know your rights as soon as possible.

Investigations by Law Enforcement

  • Fraud investigations can be conducted by a variety of government authorities, not just the police. The ATO, ASIC, ACCC and the State based corruption commissions are just a few.
  • The power of these different agencies to compel you to answer questions and produce documents varies. You therefore need to know your legal rights to ensure you don’t unnecessarily volunteer evidence which may incriminate you.

Defending Civil Cases

  • If you are accused of fraud but law enforcement agencies (such as police) are not involved it is vital that you obtain legal advice immediately.
  • There are strategies that may be adopted to reduce the risk of criminal prosecution, and to protect your assets.

To see if you are eligible for an appointment with Andrew, click on the button below and complete the form.

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