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With decades of experience with the development and presentation of intelligent defenses in complex white collar criminal cases, the trial attorneys of Synenberg & Associates, LLC has represented people charged with investment fraud, securities fraud or Ponzi schemes in Cleveland and northeast Ohio. Contact our office for a free initial consultation with a seasoned defense lawyer. Roger Synenberg is an AV-rated* criminal defense lawyer who has been listed in Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine each year since 2005. In private practice since 1985 with a focus on federal criminal defense, he started his career with the local U.S. Attorney’s Office, and our firm’s clients continue to benefit from his thorough understanding of federal investigation and charging practices. We have represented clients accused of investment fraud in amounts up to $150 million. Because your exposure to punishment may depend to a great extent on the amount of the losses the government can trace to your activities, our attention to detail in the evaluation of fraud charges can help you limit your risk. Our Attention to Detail Can Eliminate or Minimize Your Exposure to Punishment Investment fraud charges are also highly sensitive to the circumstances of the case. How sophisticated were the investors? What information did they rely on? Were they paid from the proceeds of genuine activity, from the cash of later investors as in a Ponzi scheme, or from a mixture of both? How much loss to fraud can the government actually prove in the face of forensic attack? As well as advising stockbrokers and investment advisers accused of fraud, Synenberg & Associates also represents fiduciaries such as guardians or trustees who face charges of theft, embezzlement or fraud in their accounting or reporting.

We Deliver Results:

  • Our client, a former CEO, was charged by the State with engaging in corrupt activity and multiple securities fraud violations. Prior to trial, all charges were dismissed with prejudice by the prosecutor.
  • Our client, an investment advisor, gave false and misleading statements and documents to the Securities and Exchange Commission to conceal the theft of client funds. We successfully argued for a below-Guideline sentence and our client was sentenced to 3 years of probation.
Whether your charges are filed in state or federal court, our lawyers can help you understand your risks in practical terms and help you find the most appropriate response to serious felony charges. To learn more about our experience and approach to client service in a Ponzi scheme or investment fraud case, contact Synenberg & Associates in Cleveland 216-622-2727. *CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.