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Pharma bro Martin Shkerli sentenced to prison after conviction

Martin Shkreli was recently sentenced to a prison term in connection with a conviction on conspiracy and fraud charges. The prison sentence shocked some people who thought that the "pharma bro" didn't deserve a period of incarceration that long. In fact, his defense attorney was pushing for an 18-month incarceration with 2,000 hours of community service and an unspecified therapy.

Serious white collar crimes must be addressed right away

White collar crimes must be taken seriously because they can impact your career, freedom and finances. If you are facing this type of charge, you need to find out what options you have for a defense. One of the factors that will determine this is what type of charge you are facing.

The origin of funds that funnel into a business matters greatly

The origin of funds that funnel through a business is an important matter. This is because funds that come from illegal means can't be legally pushed through a legal business in an effort to conceal where the funds came from. The crime that this falls under is money laundering. It comes with serious penalties if you are convicted.

Putting off a defense plan is dangerous in white collar crimes

White collar crime accusations must be taken seriously from the first day that you find out about them. You can't think that they are just going to go away. Typically, prosecutors are only going to levy these charges if there is ample evidence to support the charges. With this in mind, you need to jump into action right away when you know that you will have to face these charges.

Don't back down when you face white collar crime charges

The emotions you will feel when you are charged with a white collar crime are probably going to waver between disbelief, anger and regret. It might be tempting to wallow in those feelings, but it isn't wise to do so. Instead, you need to get up and take action. You must determine what options you have for a defense so that you can fight against these charges.

Beware of the temptation to open someone else's mail

When you go to check your mailbox, whether at work or at home, you might come across something that is addressed to another person. You should always remember to send those items back to the sender or to give the mail to the person listed on the address label. Failing to do so could land you in serious trouble.

Don't take a risk on a last-minute defense

White collar crimes are some that often come with considerable evidence against the person facing the charge. The paper trail in these cases is often lengthy, which can make it difficult to impossible to try to throw a defense plan together at the last minute. Instead of taking a risk on that, you need to start planning your defense as soon as you are aware that you are facing criminal charges.

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