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December 2016 Archives

Platinum Partners hedge fund managers arrested for fraud

While most people had never heard of Platinum Partners, the hedge fund provided terrific returns, often in the double digits. That's on par with some of the biggest hedge funds and investment groups in this industry, so the results were shockingly good. Some might even say they were unbelievably good.

Why are jurors excluded from a case?

All Americans have a right to a fair trial when accused of crimes and facing charges. The entire legal system is based around the idea that people are to be presumed innocent unless they are found guilty in court, often by a jury of their peers. This jury is meant to be impartial and free from bias.

Securities fraud probe results in yet another arrest

Another one of the executives of the now-defunct Kit Digital video management software and service company has been arrested for a combination of conspiracy, securities fraud and wire fraud. He's the seventh person to end up facing criminal charges since Kit Digital went into bankruptcy in 2013.

Cargill accounting manager admits to $3.1 million theft

It's going to go down as one of the biggest embezzlement cases in New York history, if things stand as they look right now. An accounting manager who used to work for the agriculture company Cargill -- an absolute giant in that industry -- recently admitted to spending the last decade stealing right around $3.1 million.

What is the difference between larceny and embezzlement?

Both larceny and embezzlement have to do with theft. Someone who embezzles is usually in a position of trust and takes property belonging to another through deceptive means. Larceny involves unlawfully taking property and actually transporting it or carrying it away without the consent of the victim.

What are the impacts of a criminal charge?

Facing any type of criminal charge is something that can affect every aspect of your life in a negative manner. The social stigma that is associated with many criminal charges is something that is hard to overcome, even if you aren't convicted. Because of these considerations, it is important that you fight back if you are facing criminal charges.

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