Our firm has represented numerous professionals and businesses, including CEOs, doctors, lawyers, dentists, and stock brokers in connection with virtually every type of fraud investigation. Federal fraud prosecutions are typically brought under the mail fraud statute or the wire fraud statute. In addition, there are other specific federal statutes that penalize specific types of fraud, such as bank fraud, Social Security fraud, securities fraud, visa fraud and Medicaid fraud. In fraud investigations, the Government focuses on whether an individual or company has intentionally engaged in fraudulent or deceptive conduct. In addition, in order for fraud to be a federal crime, the fraud must involve the use of mail or wire, or it must involve federal funds or have occurred in interstate commerce.