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The most common signs of investment scams

Most people are open to new opportunities and are always looking for new ways to make investments. While it is great to always be curious about new ventures, it is important that you also are skeptical at first before evaluating the claims of a scheme.

If you have been approached by an investment scheme, but you are worried that it may be a scam, you should take your time before committing. It is also important that you are aware of the most common signs of investment scams. The following is an overview of some of them.

The legal consequences of money laundering in New York

Those who have been accused of money laundering have a lot at stake. If they are found guilty of the federally prosecuted crime, they will face severe consequences, including probable jail time. This is why it is paramount that those accused take immediate action to build a compelling defense.

In New York, money laundering is defined as knowingly conducting financial transactions involving money that has been involved in criminal conduct. This can occur in many different ways. Both funds that are used to promote criminal conduct or funds that are processed with intent to disguise the nature of the transaction can be considered as money laundered funds in New York.

Embezzlement accusations put on former nonprofit executive

A former executive director of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America has been accused of embezzlement in New York. The accusations date back to 2011 and accuse the now 55-year-old man of gaining more than $500,000 in church funds.

It is alleged that the former executive director was the initiator of two embezzlement schemes that saw him charge huge amounts of personal expenses to his credit card issued by the diocese. In addition to this, he allegedly demanded that subordinates pay him bonuses without gaining legitimate authorization. These bonus checks amounted to around $500,000.

Understanding the False Claims Act

Health care fraud is a surprisingly huge problem in the United States. The issue has become so significant that the Department of Justice has established a Health Care Fraud Unit so that the problems can be more adequately addressed.

Since this type of fraud is now so heavily investigated, it can be common for people to be falsely accused of health care fraud. This can lead to innocent people facing criminal charges simply because they made an honest mistake. If you have been accused of health care fraud, start by taking the time to understand the False Claims Act. This will help you to build an effective defense.

Suspect faces murder charges after a drug dealer is killed

A 23-year-old male from the Bronx is facing murder charges after he allegedly murdered a drug dealer. It is believed that he acted with an accomplice, who the police are still looking for.

The incident took place in Fordham Heights in the late evening of July 11. It is believed that the 23-year-old male and the other suspect were in the process of purchasing drugs from the dealer. After the deal went sour, they allegedly ambushed the victim and shot him in the back when he tried to escape the scene.

An overview of federal securities law

The success of the stock market has a huge impact on the financial health of the United States. In the past, it was the case that stock market investors were benefiting from huge financial success for a certain amount of time, followed by a bursting of the bubble in the form of a market crash. When the financial bubble bursts, it leads to extensive financial suffering for people across the United States. It can lead to people losing their homes through foreclosure proceedings and the loss of other significant financial assets.

This is why there are certain laws in place to regulate the stock markets and prevent unfair practices from occurring. These laws are very broad in scope and are part of a very complex system. The following are some of the most important laws and regulations to be aware of.

Defending against accusations of insider fraud

One of the most worrying threats that businesses face today is the threat of a cyberattack. Hackers pose legitimate threats to businesses because they can commit cybercrime and cyberterrorism, causing huge financial losses. This is why large companies invest huge amounts into protecting themselves through cybersecurity.

While external threats to companies are significant, it is becoming increasingly common for internal members of a company to commit cybercrimes either on behalf of an external party or in a personal capacity. Internal members have the potential to pose an even bigger threat because of the access they have to sensitive files.

Suspected drug traffickers arrested in the Bronx and Westchester

Multiple searches have taken place throughout the Bronx and Westchester, and these searches have led to the arrests of nine suspected members of a drug trafficking ring.

Agents seized a total of over $170,000 in cash, six firearms, and 17,000 glassine envelopes of heroin. In total, over 30 pounds of heroin and fentanyl were found.

Are you implicated in pharmacy benefit managers fraud?

There are several types of fraud involving pharmacists and pharmacies, including drug switching, bribes and kickbacks and auto-refilling schemes.

You have just learned that the company you recently went to work for is about to be investigated for pharmacy benefit managers fraud. What does this mean, and what should you do?

What is the difference between fraud and forgery?

Business transactions must be conducted with good intentions and without deception for them to be legal in most cases. It's very common for people in business to be accused of white collar crimes such as fraud or forgery.

If you have been accused of one of these crimes, you should make sure that you understand the nature of the accusation and the elements of the crime. You may also be confused about the difference between fraud and forgery. The following is a brief overview of these two terms, and an explanation of how they differ from one another.

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