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Financial Crime Defense Attorneys in Brazil

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Financial crimes are considered property crimes in Brazil. Such crimes involve the illicit conversion of property ownership. Some of the financial crime schemes in Brazil are fraud, scams, tax evasion, bribery, embezzlement, money laundering, and forgery.

Financial crimes in Brazil may be perpetrated by individuals, companies, or organized crime groups. Victims may include individuals, companies, governments, and even the economy.

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Types of Financial Crimes in Brazil

The main types of financial crimes commonly found in Brazil are the following.

Fraud

Fraud ranges from cheque and credit card fraud to securities fraud. The most sophisticated types of fraud common in Brazil are securities fraud, market manipulation, insider trading, bank fraud, and insurance fraud.

Money Laundering

Money laundering is the process of moving ill-gotten sums of money to make them appear legitimate. Check our criminal defense services for money laundering crimes.

Scams

Scams may involve Ponzi schemes designed to deceive investors to believe that a portfolio is producing high returns.

Tax Evasion

Schemes to circumvent taxes include skipping invoicing or invoicing only part of the monies paid for services or goods.

Bribery

Bribery in Brazil is a crime under Brazilian legislation and foreign legislation as well. Proper representation may avoid overlapping penalties applied by multiple jurisdictions.

Embezzlement

Embezzlement occurs when a person legally takes possession of someone's property and later on converts such property.

Forgery 

Forgery of documents with legal importance is a crime in Brazil.

Counterfeiting

Counterfeiting money or goods in Brazil is a crime punishable with penalties and time in jail.

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Financial Crime Defense in Brazil

Brazil has a well-established legal system. Its constitution provides many protections to individuals, and such protections apply to both nationals and foreign citizens. Among such protections, there is the due process of law. Due process means that the investigation and criminal prosecution must respect a plethora of individual rights.

Processual Defenses

Many criminal cases may have processual flaws that can be addressed by a defense attorney.

Black Letter Law Defenses

Brazilian law defines crimes in detail. Activities that may look like a crime may be differentiated by the defense attorney.

Other Defenses

Insanity, duress, self-defense, and intoxication are just some of the many defenses available in Brazil when it comes to criminal law.

Financial Crime Defense Attorneys

Brazil has a well-established legal system. Its constitution provides many protections to individuals, and such protections apply to both nationals and foreigners.

Schedule a consultation today to learn how we can help.

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