Experienced South Florida Criminal Defense Attorney Kenneth Padowitz Effectively Represented Clients Charged with Public Corruption
Public corruption is a crime whereby federal, state, or local government officials breach the public trust or otherwise abuse their position. This charge applies to government officials, whether elected, appointed, or hired, who ask, demand, solicit, accept, or agree to accept a benefit in exchange for being influenced in the performance of their official duties. Public corruption is a broad term that includes specific offenses such as bribery, blackmail, embezzlement, fraud, extortion, and money laundering, among others. If a person is convicted of public corruption, he or she may face imprisonment, fines, or probation. Further, he or she may be terminated from office, suffer damage to his or her reputation, and also be ineligible to hold public office in the future. Experienced criminal defense attorney Kenneth Padowitz aggressively defended clients charged with public corruption in state and federal courts.