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November 2016 Archives

White collar crime cases are often very intense

Some white collar crimes are very difficult to recognize. In some cases, you might be committing a crime and not even realize it. In other cases, you might know that what you are doing is wrong, but you might not realize the it is actually breaking the law. We are here to help you determine how to fight back when you are facing charges, such as embezzlement or money laundering.

Former fire official reaches plea deal on $1 million embezzlement

After an investigation by state and federal authorities that lasted for nearly a year, a former official with the Patterson Fire Department has reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors over embezzlement and income tax fraud.

These common behaviors are actually forms of identity theft

Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing areas of criminal prosecution, at least within the family of white collar crimes. That is partially because the proliferation of electronic record-keeping and commerce has opened new opportunities for forgery and other forms of fraud that are part of the foundation of these crimes, but it is also because identity theft laws have criminalized some behaviors and raised the penalties on others, leading to situations where people often fail to understand whether something they are doing constitutes identity theft.

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