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Who Are Suspects In White Collar Crimes?

White collar crimes refer to business-related financial crimes, most of which involve fraud. Essentially, fraud is defined by deliberately deceiving someone with the intent of causing harm or undue personal gain. When financial irregularities occur in any business entity, department, or on an individual level, a...

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Bribery Under Arizona Law

The crime of bribery under Arizona criminal law statutes can occur in a few different ways. Generally speaking, bribery is the act of offering anything of value, such as money or favors, in exchange for influence on an event or the outcome of something. To be...

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If You Are Charged with Fraud

If you are charged with fraud your freedom is on the line. Fraud charges are serious and conviction can come with harsh penalties, including fines and imprisonment.  If you have been charged with fraud or another white collar crime, you need an experienced white collar...

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What is "Honest Service Fraud"?

Under federal law honest service fraud "includes a scheme or artifice to deprive another of the intangible right of honest services." 18 U.S.C. § 1346. Honest service fraud means that a fraud scheme was intended to deprive another person of the right of honest service....

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Allegations of Cyber Crime on the Rise

Cyber crimes are criminal offenses committed on or through use of the Internet or other computer technology. The FBI and other agencies are zealously prosecuting alleged perpetrators of cyber crimes. According to The Global State of Information Security® Survey 2015, there were 42.8 million instances of...

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What Constitutes "Fraudulent Intent"?

What constitutes "fraudulent intent," and why does intent matter? One must act with fraudulent intent to be guilty of a fraud crime. This means the prosecution must prove that a criminal defendant had the intent to defraud someone. To be certain, proving up what happens...

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Credit Card Fraud Defense

The FBI defines credit card fraud as "the unauthorized use of a credit or debit card, or similar payment tool (ACH, EFT, recurring charge, etc.), to fraudulently obtain money or property." Under Arizona law, a person commits credit card theft or credit card fraud if they: ...

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