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Foreclosure Fraud Defense

The Great Recession forced many homeowners into foreclosure. Nearly ten-years later, many families are still losing their homes to foreclosure. When a homeowner does not pay their mortgage payments, the lender can exercise their rights to foreclose on the home. The foreclosure process is long...

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Prosecutorial Discretion and White Collar Crime

Prosecutorial discretion is the power prosecutors have to decide whether to bring criminal charges, who to charge, what crimes to charge, and how to resolve the case. There are limited resources available to investigate alleged crimes and pursue criminal charges. Essentially, prosecutors decide which cases...

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Penalties For Committing Identity Theft

Arizona has consistently been the state with the highest number of identity theft complaints registered with the Federal Trade Commission. Special task forces have been organized to arrest anyone suspected of stealing another person's identity. Prosecutors are aggressively seeking convictions in identity theft cases. The punishment...

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Whistleblower Questions

A whistleblower is typically an employee who reports misconduct perpetrated by their employer. Stepping forward to do the right thing as a whistle blower is not easy. Most people in this position fear employer retaliation and even termination from their job. Fortunately, the law protects...

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The Differences Between Ponzi Schemes and Pyramid Schemes

Ponzi schemes and Pyramid schemes share many of the same characteristics. They are both investment related scams where existing investors are compensated by the contributions of new investors. In both schemes unsuspecting people are fooled by promises of extraordinary returns on their investments. The difference between...

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Telemarketing Fraud Explained

Telemarketing fraud refers to any type of scheme in which an alleged criminal communicates with the potential victim via the telephone. It is usually perpetrated by businesses or individuals who convey false and misleading statements, promises, or presentations to encourage the sale of a product...

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