Federal Prosecution of Fraud

Fraud generally may be understood as "deliberately deceiving someone else with the intent of causing damage." The damage is typically financial harm. Fraud crimes involve deceit and false statements of material fact. Criminal charges may be filed against an individual in federal court or in state...

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Will My Criminal Case Go To Trial?

When you are charged with a crime your very freedom is on the line. Charges for fraud and other white collar crimes are serious and carry hefty penalties, including incarceration and fines. When it comes to mounting an effective criminal defense, there are many factors...

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3 Things to Know About Search Warrants

In many white collar criminal cases the first sign that an individual or corporation is under investigation is during the execution of a search warrant. This is when the authorities show up to search a premises with a legal document that gives them the right...

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Defending Against Disaster Fraud Allegations

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently issued a memorandum to all 94 U.S. Attorney's Offices providing guidance for a department-wide response relating to the investigation and prosecution of disaster fraud allegations. National Center for Disaster Fraud In the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the...

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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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