Recent Posts in White Collar Crimes Category

  • Brad Bailey Discusses Varsity Blues Case in NY Daily News

    Attorney Brad Bailey was featured in a New York Daily News article titled, “Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli hit with new bribery charges in college admissions bribery scandal” on October 22, 2019. Although he is not involved in the “Varsity Blues” case, Attorney Bailey is a former federal prosecutor in Massachusetts and understands how the federal grand jury handles complex white-collar crimes ...
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  • 4 Steps to Take If Accused of a White Collar Crime

    Being investigated for a white collar crime such as fraud , money laundering , embezzlement , or tax evasion can be a stressful, frightening, and confusing experience. While you could allow the criminal justice process to take its course, mere accusations can lead to irreparable damage to your professional reputation and personal life—even before stepping foot inside a courtroom. Since state or ...
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  • 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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