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June 2016 Archives

What is embezzlement? What are some examples?

When you are placed in a position of trust over assets, whether those assets are property or money, you are expected to act in an honest manner. You must ensure that you aren't doing anything that might be perceived as underhanded. You might be charged with criminal charges if it is determined that you have acted in a manner that isn't ethical or lawful. One of these charges is embezzlement.

Avoidance versus evasion: When are tax reduction practices illegal?

Dealing with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) likely falls within the top three when making a list of things you would like to avoid. Unfortunately, 2,400 citizens of the United States will probably soon find agents of the IRS knocking on their door as a result of the Panama Paper fiasco.

Corruption charges for 3 New York City police officials

On Monday, June 20, three officials with the New York Police Department were arrested on charges of corruption. Two of the officials are accused of taking bribes of over $100,000, including a trip to Las Vegas, expensive game tickets and the services of a call girl.

The importance of keeping your criminal record clean

The Federal Bureau of Investigation estimates that more than 250 million arrests have occurred in the United States over the course of the last 20 years. Due to this massive number of arrests, the FBI has collected 77.7 million names in its master database. That represents almost a third of all American adults and the numbers are only growing -- by approximately 10,000 to 12,000 names every day.

Pro golfer and investment advisor accused of insider trading

Many readers of this blog know of the golfer Phil Mickelson, who won five big golf championships and has numerous endorsement deals. The golfer was recently accused of insider trading, in a scandal that involved ex-investment banker Thomas Walters and Las Vegas sports bettor Will Walters.

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