Knowledgeable Defense Against Public Corruption And Bribery Charges
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) states that investigating and prosecuting public corruption are its top priorities. Because corruption can negatively impact everything from border security to public transportation to how the judicial system operates, federal and state law enforcement authorities are serious about stopping it.
They pursue public corruption cases aggressively. That means it is important for those who face charges of public corruption to enlist representation from an attorney who has a thorough understanding of how these cases are investigated and prosecuted. At William Mauzy, Attorney at Law, attorney William Mauzy brings more than 30 years of experience defending individuals against a wide range of white collar criminal charges, including bribery and public corruption.
What Constitutes Corruption
Public corruption often involves a breach of trust by a public official or a private citizen who attempts to bribe a public official. A government official, whether elected, appointed or hired, violates federal law if he or she accepts, demands or otherwise solicits anything of value in exchange for acting in some capacity in their official role. Corruption charges may involve:
Federal officials also investigate and charge individuals who get involved in federal contracts and procurement procedures. Bid rigging and fraud may be charged in these instances.
A Record Of Success
Mr. Mauzy has successfully defended clients in corruption cases such as:
- In State v. Eibensteiner, he gained an acquittal for former Minnesota Republican Party Chairman Ron Eibensteiner, who was accused of soliciting illegal campaign contributions.
- In U.S. v. Durenberger, et. al., Mr. Mauzy defended Minnesota Sen. Dave Durenberger and got all charges dismissed with prejudice before the trial.
Mr. Mauzy has more than 100 trial victories in state and federal courts. He is board-certified as a criminal trial specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association and the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Mauzy has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for white collar criminal defense, named one of the Top 10 Lawyers in Minnesota and chosen as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (an honor limited to the top 1% of lawyers in the nation).
Prompt Action Is Important
It is a serious matter anytime an elected official or public employee is accused or even questioned in connection with a corruption, bribery or fraud investigation. It is imperative that you contact a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney like Mr. Mauzy immediately.