Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud: Why Business Owners Go to Prison WEBINAR

Thursday, March 31 1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT

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When federal prosecutors contemplate charges against business owners, two of their most potent and readily available tools include charges for mail fraud and wire fraud. The elements to convict for these crimes are clear: 1) The defendant devised or intended to devise a scheme or artifice to defraud, and, 2) in executing or attempting to execute the scheme, the defendant used or caused the use of mail or an interstate wire or wireless transmission. Mail, emails, cell phone calls, text messages, Internet transmissions, and even tweets could form the basis for charges of wire fraud or mail fraud. The crime of wire fraud is a reason that many business owners go to prison. In this course, we’ll learn about a few people who’ve experienced a conviction for wire fraud.


What is fraud? How business owners become vulnerable to charges for mail fraud and wire fraud. What business leaders know about how communications can lead to criminal charges. Discussion of actual fraud cases involving business leaders that went to prison for wire fraud. Federal sentencing guidelines

  • Sentencing for mail fraud and wire fraud convictions.



    Designed For

    Business leaders and people who work with business leaders.


    Identify business decisions that could lead to federal charges for wire or mail fraud. Describe what prosecutors must prove to sustain convictions for either wire fraud or mail fraud. Explain how the federal sentencing guidelines accommodate convictions for wire fraud or mail fraud. Understand why prosecutors rely upon wire-fraud statutes to charge business owners from any sector within the economy.





  • Leader(s):


    Justin Paperny

    Justin Paperny graduated from the University of Southern California in 1997. Then he built his career as a successful stockbroker. His practice at notable firms—that included Merrill Lynch, Bear Stearns, and UBS—specialized in representing professional athletes and hedge funds. Some bad decisions led Justin into problems with the criminal justice system, including a felony conviction for violating securities laws. A federal judge sentenced Justin to serve an 18-month prison term. In federal prison, he grew determined to make amends, not through talk, but through daily, incremental action. Believing others could benefit from his experience, he began documenting his journey through a daily blog and through his book.

    Justin concluded his obligation to the Federal Bureau of Prisons in 2009. Preparations that he made while serving his sentence empowered Justin to build a thriving career, despite the loss of his licenses to sell securities and real estate. While incarcerated, Justin prepared. He worked alongside Michael Santos to develop lessons that others can use to prepare for success through struggle.

    As a result of preparations that Justin Paperny made in prison, income opportunities opened for him upon his release. He lectured in universities across the United States. Justin became a nationally recognized public speaker for corporate America. He did work with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, including lecturing at The FBI Academy in Quantico, VA. Justin has guided countless others who were about to embark upon their own journey through the challenges that accompany criminal charges.

    Justin’s story has been featured on many national news stations and a 60 minute television show.

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