Maryland Commodities Trading Charges
KaiserDillon PLLC is a boutique law firm dedicated to preserving the rights of individuals facing a number of federal criminal charges including those facing Maryland commodities trading offenses.
Most people assume federal commodities trading offenses are limited to Ponzi schemes and obvious violations of the Commodities Exchange Act (CEA). While the elimination of Ponzi schemes is governed by the CEA, many of the cases we handle involve more complicated situations where our clients are surprised by the investigation launched against them. The federal government has recently stepped up enforcement actions of CEA violations and at KaiserDillon PLLC we stay engaged with the local legal community and use recent developments to our client’s advantage while providing creative, personalized representation.
Commodities offenses in Maryland are investigated under the Commodities Exchange Act (CEA) by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) enforcement division. The CFTC is charged by the federal government with investigating illegal trades of commodities, futures and swaps. The CFTC conducts independent investigations, works in concert with other state and international government agencies and may act on the tips provided by private businesses or the general public.
Maryland commodities trading offenses often involve both the civil and criminal court systems. In the civil court system they are handled via an administrative process through the United States District Courts in the county where you either live or work. Once an investigation has been initiated you need the representation of a skilled defense attorney with experience handling Maryland commodities trading offenses. Representation is important because a number of difficult and challenging situations may occur as the result of a CFTC investigation, you may be subject to monetary penalties along with the suspension, restriction or revocation of your right to trade. The courts may also freeze assets, order the payment of restitution and may seize any profits they believe were unlawfully obtained.
Beyond the administrative process the CFTC may also refer cases involving illegal criminal activity for prosecution in the criminal courts. Because of the serious nature of the possible penalties you may be facing for a Maryland commodities trading offense you need an attorney that understands Maryland commodities offenses. Matt Kaiser has represented individuals charged with commodities crimes in federal court and has argued a challenge to the reach of the Commodity Exchange Act in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Mr. Kaiser’s experience allows him to guide his clients facing Maryland commodities trading offenses through the court system and provide them with the peace of mind they need during this challenging time. Our goal is protect your rights, your assets and your livelihood in the event of a CFTC investigation or criminal charge.
We understanding that dealing with the administrative investigation along with criminal charges can seem daunting and disorienting and as a result we offer no obligation consultations to our clients facing Maryland commodities trading charges. We are happy to discuss the specifics of your particular case and help you decide what the next step should be.