What is a "Business Email Compromise" Scheme?

A Business Email Compromise (BEC) scheme is a cyber-enabled financial fraud scheme, in which a compromised email account is used to facilitate a fraudulent financial transaction. In a BEC scheme transaction the email owner believes the transaction to be legitimate, but the money is re-routed...

Read MoreRead More
Trade Fraud Costs the U.S. Government Millions Each Year

Trade fraud occurs when an importer of goods into the United States misrepresents information about the products being imported, thereby violating trade laws and evading importer duties. The U.S. government loses millions in revenue every year as a result of trade fraud. Types of Trade Fraud According...

Read MoreRead More
What is An Affirmative Defense? Arizona Criminal Law

An affirmative defense is a defense in which the defendant argues that he or she is not criminally culpable even if the defendant committed the alleged criminal acts. When responding to the prosecution's criminal charges, the defendant would assert an affirmative defense and introduce evidence,...

Read MoreRead More