Fraud and Financial Crimes

Enforcement against fraudulent activity has become a hot-button issue for law enforcement since the beginning of the pandemic and the rapidly changing financial circumstances for businesses and individuals. The Major Crimes and Emerging Threats section of the office of the Virginia Attorney General is specifically focused on identifying and prosecuting complex financial crimes cases, including:

  • Money Laundering
  • Bank Fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Identity Theft
  • Credit Card Theft and Fraud
  • Check Fraud
  • Construction Fraud
  • False Pretenses
  • Forgery
  • Criminal Financial Exploitation of Mentally Incapacitated Persons
  • Violation of Financial Fiduciary Duties
  • Mark Sharp is a former prosecutor and an attorney with years of experience litigating sophisticated criminal defense matters. Mr. Sharp understands how to identify and defend against each element of the charges in this sophisticated class of crimes and applies his detail-oriented approach to litigation on behalf of clients who find themselves charged with fraud-based infractions. Mr. Sharp provides skilled counsel with extensive experience in criminal defense litigation, and offers free consultations.