Understanding White Collar Crime

"White collar crime" refers to business-related financial crimes. Most white collar crimes involve fraud. The broad definition of fraud is "deliberately deceiving someone else with the intent of causing damage." The precise elements of fraud are specific to each fraud offense, which are codified in...

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Who Are Whistleblowers?

Who Are Whistleblowers? Whistleblowers are individuals who have witnessed or been part of unethical or illegal activity during the course of their of employment, who decide to submit incriminating evidence to the government. They are employees who report misconduct perpetrated by their employers. Whistleblowers are people...

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Telemedicine in Arizona

Telemedicine is a recent phenomenon and a growing field in the health care industry. In Arizona, Telemedicine "means the practice of health care delivery, diagnosis, consultation and treatment and the transfer of medical data through interactive audio, video or data communications that occur in the...

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Health Care Fraud Schemes

Health care fraud can be carried out in a number of ways, and may involved complex and large-scale schemes. The Department of Justice (DOJ) estimates that health care fraud costs the United States tens of billions of dollars each year. Some estimate that costs exceed...

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Defending Against Charges of Appraisal Fraud

Appraisal fraud occurs when there is an intentional and material misrepresentation of the value of property. The fraud can result in an overstatement or understatement of a property's appraised value. This type of fraud is carried out by a licensed real estate appraiser and often...

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What is Letter of Credit Fraud?

  Letter of credit fraud is a financial scam and a white collar crime that is subject to fervent prosecution by federal agencies. Letter of Credit Defined A letter of credit is a letter from a bank or other financial institution guaranteeing that a buyer's payment to a...

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Understanding a Deferred Prosecution Agreement

A deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) is an agreement between a prosecutor and a  defendant that suspends prosecution so long as certain specified conditions are met. The requirements could include paying fines, implementing corporate reforms, and fully cooperating with the investigation. Once the requirements of the...

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