Michael Youngs worked as a State Prosecutor and private practice attorney handling criminal defense cases in the early part of his career. Thereafter, he was an FBI Special Agent-Attorney for 25 years investigating and prosecuting Federal Crimes. His experience at the federal level included the investigation and prosecution of white collar crimes, bank fraud, computer crimes, corporate fraud, health care fraud, mail fraud and fraud by wire offenses, money laundering, conspiracy, drug trafficking, terrorism, extradition matters, copyright violations, child pornography and a variety of other offenses.
After his federal service he re-entered private practice in Florida aggressively working federal criminal defense cases as well as international criminal defense matters. For the last nineteen years he has represented clients in federal crimes defense cases as well as serious white collar and drug related felony state charges in addition to international criminal defense cases in Latin America and the Caribbean. He has advised clients on OFAC and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance matters and international corporate fraud defense matters.
Based on his international FBI assignments, he is familiar with international extradition procedures worldwide and business crimes in the foreign arena, especially in Central/South America as well as the Caribbean region. He has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1990 and is also admitted to practice law in New York, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C. and the U.S. District Courts in Puerto Rico, Florida, Texas and Colorado.
Originally from Colorado, Attorney Michael Youngs is a graduate of the University of Colorado where he earned a BA Degree in English. He also attended the University of Denver Law School where he graduated with a Juris Doctor (JD) Degree in 1975. Mr. Youngs also speaks fluent Spanish, Portuguese and some French.