Recent Posts in White Collar Crimes Category

  • FBI Cracks Down on College Bribery Scheme

    On March 12, 2019, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that 50 individuals have been charged with various crimes related to an alleged fraud scheme—known as “Operation Varsity Blues”—to cheat on entrance exams and bribe college officials to admit students whose parents are wealthy actresses, CEOs, and business executives. In all, 33 parents collectively paid $25 million to William Singer, who ...
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  • What to Do When You've Been Accused of Fraud

    Fraud claims take any number of forms, but no matter the scope, type, or scale of your accused fraudulent activity, you can rest assured that state and federal agents will take it very seriously. Because of the increased scrutiny on the financial services sector after the 2008 Great Recession, prosecutors are eager to “make an example” of those accused of fraud, and may mistakenly categorize your ...
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  • Understanding Embezzlement Charges

    Major embezzlement and fraud cases often make a big splash in the media, like the now-infamous Bernie Madoff scandal. While not every person convicted of embezzlement will face a 150-year prison sentence and the same kind of public scrutiny applied in Madoff’s case, embezzlement charges can seriously impact your reputation as a business owner or professional. That’s why it’s so important to ...
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  • Insider Trading Ring Draws New Guilty Pleas

    Last year, the business world was rocked by the news that more than seven individuals stole over 5 million dollars in illicit funds, by means of an insider trading ring that spanned across the country. The alleged trading ring, run by a former Bank of America employee named Daniel Rivas, first came to national attention in August 2017, when the Justice Department and Securities Exchange Commission ...
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  • The Elements of a White Collar Crime

    White collar crime refers to those criminal offenses that use some form of deception to produce financial gain. These crimes are often committed by business professionals and government employees since they are able to gain access to large amounts of other people’s money. They are typically victimless and do not involve violence, drugs, or overtly illegal activities. Most white collar crimes are ...
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  • Common Defenses for White Collar Crimes

    If you are currently under investigation for a white collar crime , it is important to seek legal counsel from a skilled criminal defense attorney—even if you haven’t been arrested yet. A conviction can result in serious state and potentially federal penalties, punishable by years in a federal prison or exorbitant fines. Furthermore, having a criminal record can cause substantial damage to your ...
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