Bribery, which is the offer of money or gifts in exchange for specific influences or treatments, is something that is often illegal. There are several different factors that are considered when you are trying to determine if a bribe is illegal.
Six years ago, over glasses of wine, it is alleged that a client provided an investment broker information that Pfizer Inc. was going to acquire King Pharmaceuticals Inc. That little tip has led to accusations of insider trading that can land both men in prison for 20 years each.
Citizens are required to file income tax paperwork on their own. For those not trained and educated in accounting, this can be rather confusing and complex. While the Internal Revenue Service does not want you to make any mistakes, it's important to note that there is a big different between fraud and negligence. Some people are afraid that any little mistakes could lead to fines or even an arrest, but that's not really the case.
The Treasury Department is cracking down on money laundering. The agency is investigating New York luxury real estate purchases made in cash through shell companies. The effort is not a new one. However, according to a recent report by The New York Times, the examination was recently expanded.
Many of the possible penalties of criminal convictions are well known. These include penalties like incarceration or fines. There are also other penalties that are possible, but might not be so obvious. Unearthing these penalties can you to make informed choices about your defense.