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Financial Crimes

A financial crime is the unlawful misuse or fraud of monetary funds, property and/or instruments. It is also referred to as white-collar crime and can consist of the following charges: embezzlement, credit card fraud, bank and loan fraud, money laundering and bounce cheques. When it comes to financial crimes we understand that there is a large room for misunderstanding and unawareness with the ever changing rules and regulations regarding financial crimes. At The Law Offices of Faisal Alzarooni we defend all types of financial crimes charges.



The crime of embezzlement is the fraudulent taking of personal property or money with which one has been entrusted. It commonly takes place in a workplace setting and is typically a crime committed by CEO’s of large corporations, managers, executives, politicians and anyone else that holds a powerful position within a company or organization. Embezzlement is considered a white-collar crime in Dubai and can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony offense. In order to be charged with the crime of embezzlement, proof must be shown that the property or money embezzled was not your original property. Embezzlement can also be considered fraud. If convicted of embezzlement, depending on the seriousness of the crime, you may be looking at a sentence including jail or prison time, monetary fines, restitution, and probation.


If you have been charged with embezzlement, you should hire the services of an criminal defence lawyer immediately. At The Law Offices of Faisal Alzarooni we represent those who have been accused of embezzlement throughout Dubai. We have excellent qualifications and have provided our services to many criminal defence cases, and have received exceptional results. We have the legal experience and education it takes to defend your rights in a court of law.


Our criminal defence lawyers will use their skill and knowledge of Dubai law to aggressively defend you. We will do our best to keep you out of jail. Contact our office today to review your embezzlement case with a skilled white-collar crimes attorney, and let us determine the best course of action to take for your white-collar crimes case.


Credit Card Fraud


Credit card fraud is a white-collar crime in Dubai.  It is a type of theft or fraud involving another individual’s credit card, which is oftentimes stolen.  The stolen card is used to purchase items without the knowledge or approval of the rightful owner. It deprives businesses of billions of dollars per year. The law in the UAE looks to protect victims of credit card fraud, whether it is an individual, a corporation or a business. Dubai and UAE laws are specific and if convicted you can expect to receive very severe penalties.


Credit card fraud penalties may include a jail or prison sentence, fines, probation, and a mark on your criminal record for life. If you are being investigated, charged with or have been arrested for credit card fraud, it is important to contact a criminal defence lawyer immediately who has the knowledge and experience in handling credit card fraud cases in Dubai and throughout the UAE.


At The Law Offices of Faisal Alzarooni our criminal defence lawyers are extremely professional and committed when it comes to representing our clients. They have the skills and qualifications needed to represent your credit card fraud case.


We understand the seriousness of a credit card fraud charge. Contact The Law Offices of Faisal Alzarooni today and let our criminal defence lawyers protect your rights and maintain your freedom.  Our lawyers and advocates will fight aggressively for you and will look to have the charges dismissed completely.


Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation for your credit card fraud case. Our criminal defence lawyers will provide you with excellent representation and winning results.


Money Laundering


The crime of money laundering involves the attempt or process of making illegal or “dirty” money appear legal or “clean.” The federal government has at its disposal a wide variety of statutes and significant funds dedicated to the investigation and prosecution of money laundering crimes. Anti-money laundering programs have expanded; criminal penalties for money laundering crimes have increased.


Frequently, individuals find themselves under investigation for money laundering charges. In addition to the potential consequences for the underlying conduct, an investigation or indictment for money laundering can lead to the risk of lengthier prison sentences. Investigations of money laundering crimes can also result in the seizure and potential forfeiture of cash, cars, and real estate. 


At The Law Offices of Faisal Alzarooni, our criminal defence lawyers are experienced in defending clients who find themselves under investigation or indictment for money laundering crimes. We have successfully obtained dismissals of money laundering charges and the return of property seized as part of money laundering investigations. Our criminal defence lawyers and advocates possess the specific skill and knowledge necessary to successfully defend individuals facing federal money laundering charges.


Bank and Loan Fraud


Since the UAE real estate bubble burst in 2008 and during the ongoing recession, banks and federal agents have dedicated significant time, energy, and resources investigating bank and loan fraud. Practices that were common just five years ago can now result in a federal bank fraud and loan fraud investigation and indictment. Investments that were once considered profitable and secure are now viewed by many federal agents and prosecutors as fraudulent Ponzi schemes. Lenders and loan agents who believed they were helping borrowers purchase a home and achieve the dream of home ownership are daily targets of the bank fraud and loan fraud investigations.


Individuals and institutions under investigations and prosecution for bank fraud and loan fraud receive significant negative publicity, earn little sympathy, and are often viewed as responsible for the demise of the UAE and global economies. If convicted of bank fraud or loan fraud, individuals can expect harsh treatment from the prosecutors and courts. Even those who have lived exemplary lives dedicated to family and community can find themselves facing lengthy prison sentences.


The criminal defence lawyers at The Law Offices of Faisal Alzarooni have successfully represented clients under investigation or Indictment for criminal charges of bank fraud and loan fraud. Before and during the real-estate “boom” and since its “bust” our lawyers and advocates have worked closely with real estate and loan experts to successfully defend our clients. We have taken creative approaches to shift the blame for all our economic problems from our clients to the larger economic issues facing the UAE.

Credit Card Fraud
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