White-Collar Crimes Lawyers

Unlike most "common law" crimes (murder, burglary, rape, assault and battery, etc.), in white collar cases there is generally evidence that the client was involved in the activity charged. The question for the jury is often, "was the activity a crime?" White collar criminal cases may be charged in state and federal courts. In white collar matters there are unique opportunities to win the case if the client cooperates with counsel and has resources for expert witnesses and attorneys fees, access to relevant records, and has a creative attorney.

The Wyatt Law Office is a boutique law firm. While we are a small firm, we generally only handle criminal cases, including white collar crime. We are very successful in both federal and state court white collar matters. Some of the big firms may have a white collar department, but many of the country's and the state's finest white collar lawyers are in very small firms. At the Wyatt Law Office, you get experienced lawyers working the case day-in and day-out. Don't overlook our powerful team just because we are small -- we are giant slayers. Our results speak for themselves.

White collar crime cases require attention to detail and a challenge to conventional thinking and a willingness to challenge the system itself. Those are our trademarks. If you are contacted by the FBI, Secret Service, IRS Special Agents or Inspector General Agents, you should seek counsel immediately. The attorney's actions prior to indictment or arrest often can be as important as the actions taken after indictment.

Conspiracy

Frauds & Schemes

Mail Fraud

Wire Fraud

Bank & Securities Frauds

Credit Card Fraud

Health Care Fraud

Advanced Fee Scheme

Antitrust

Computer & Cyber Crimes

Embezzlement

Gambling & Gaming Crimes

Internet & Cyber Sex Crimes

Mortgage Fraud & Predatory Lending

Public Corruption & Bribery

Other White Collar Crimes

Experienced Lawyers

Call the Wyatt Law Office at 405.234.5500 for your Oklahoma White Collar Crimes Lawyers and Attorneys.  We represent those charged with white collar crimes in both state and federal courts.  Your future is our business.

Noteworthy Cases

Tax Evasion Minimal Punishment. Client charged with evading taxes on payment of more than $1.6 million. On a guilty plea, federal judge sentenced client to 24 months in prison, with some supervised release thereafter along with restitution payments.

Federal Tax & Fraud Charges Avoided. Allegations of rebate fraud and tax evasion. After government investigation, all charges avoided — investigation terminated.

Split verdict — Not guilty 44 counts in police corruption allegations. After a three-and-a-half week jury trial in Tulsa, Officer Jeff Henderson was found not guilty of 44 counts of drug possession and distribution, witness tampering, perjury, conspiracy, and civil rights violations. The court merged four of the perjury charges into other counts. One count of bribery was dismissed by the judge during trial, but the jury found Mr. Henderson guilty of two misdemeanor civil rights violations and guilty on 6 counts of perjury. Wyatt intends to appeal. (See Tulsa World for articles).

Federal Charges Dismissed. Client charged with conspiracy to defraud investors in an alleged $1.2 million advance fee scheme. At a “James” hearing to determine scope of conspiracy, Wyatt showed that government had no proof against his client. Government counsel agreed to dismiss the charges against Wyatt’s client; all other defendants still facing charges.*

Minimal Punishment for Federal Antitrust Price Fixing Charge. Client accused of orchestrating gasoline price-fixing scheme with volume of commerce in excess of $5 million. Jury returned guilty verdict for Sherman Antitrust Act price-fixing violation, but judge ordered only probation (with no restitution) based on evidence developed at trial and in mitigation.*

Regulatory Hearing Relief Granted. Because of confidentiality of allegations and hearing, facts cannot be disclosed. However, “professional” client not sanctioned and retained license after non-jury hearing.*

Charge avoided. Owners of regulated business in health care industry not charged after Wyatt’s involvement in investigation and negotiations for nominal civil sanctions.*

Charge Avoided & Investigation Terminated. After thorough criminal investigation by the Department of Defense Criminal Investigative Service and recommendations for fraud charges, Wyatt negotiated to avoid charges in an alleged Veteran’s Affairs fraud scheme.*

Charge Avoided & Investigation Terminated. After thorough criminal investigation by the Social Security Administration and recommendations for fraud charges, Wyatt negotiated to avoid charges in an alleged scheme to defraud a vulnerable adult out of Social Security disability benefits.*

Tax Fraud Case Dismissed. Client, a former state politician, charged with knowingly filing a false State of Oklahoma tax return. After years of litigation and only days before trial, the court agreed with motions filed by the defense that the charge was not timely filed. Charges were dismissed after a hotly contested hearing.*

Acquittal on 106 Counts of Fraud & Money Laundering: Bob Wyatt and Gloyd McCoy were engaged to represent a grain elevator operator previously charged with and convicted of 106 counts of uttering forged securities and engaging in illegal monetary transactions (effectively money laundering). On behalf of the client, we sought habeas corpus relief and were granted a new trial. At this re-trial, the jury convicted again, but the trial judge released the client on bond pending appeal because of the issues raised by Wyatt. Client appealed again, this time with the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals directing a Judgment of Acquittal (“not guilty”) — meaning that the client is a free man and the government cannot try him again. United States v. Hunt, 456 F.3d 1255 (10th Cir.2006). *

Sentence Vacated in Securities Fraud Case. In December 2003, Bob Wyatt and Gloyd McCoy were engaged to represent a NW Oklahoma resident who had previously been convicted of 106 counts of uttering forged securities and engaging in illegal monetary transactions (effectively money laundering) in federal court in Oklahoma City. The client sought habeas corpus relief for among other things ineffective assistance of his former trial counsel and conflict of interest. After a two-day hearing in January, the U.S. District Court on March 5, 2004, issued an order granting habeas relief and vacating the client’s conviction and sentence.*

State Embezzlement Charges Dismissed. Wyatt secured the dismissal of multiple counts of embezzlement against a camera store employee. After Wyatt’s investigation and cross-exam of the State’s witnesses, the preliminary hearing magistrate dismissed all charges.

Health Care Fraud Conviction Reversed, Case Dismissed. In the early 1990s, Bob Wyatt was co-counsel to two obstetric physicians and surgeons charged with multiple counts of “healthcare fraud” for alleged violation of CHAMPUS regulations as it related to over 100 patients of the surgery center. This four-year federal investigation in parallel civil and criminal proceedings concluded in a guilty verdict on all but one charge; however, Wyatt convinced the federal appeals court to reverse the conviction with orders to dismiss the charges for lack of merit. Bob Wyatt briefed and argued the appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. (See “Published”). United States v. Avery, 34 F.3d 1517 (10th Cir. 1994).*

*Note: Results may vary because each case must be decided on its own unique facts and the law applicable to that given case. You should not infer the likelihood of success on a given case based on past cases handled by this firm.