The accusation of fraud plays a central role, alongside embezzlement, in white collar criminal proceedings. Spectacular trials such as the "Bundesliga betting scandal" or many cases in the area of capital investment have their focus here (legally regulated subcases include, for example, computer fraud, subsidy fraud and capital investment fraud). Doctors, pharmacists and other professionals have come under increased suspicion of so-called accounting fraud in recent years.
The facts of fraud are complicated and the question of whether or not someone has made himself liable to prosecution for fraud is often more difficult to answer than it appears at first glance. The experienced defence lawyer must take all legally possible steps and point out these difficulties. Only in this way can unnecessary prosecution and false convictions be avoided.