Binary Options Fraud: Betting Above or Below

Binary options differ from more conventional options in significant ways―making it an investment arena subject to many fraud schemes. Understanding Binary Options A binary option is a type of investment contract where the payout depends entirely on the outcome of a yes/no proposition. Typically the yes/no proposition...

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Understanding Charges for Extortion

In Arizona Theft by Extortion is committed when a person knowingly obtains or seeks to obtain property or services by threatening to take any of these actions in the future: Cause physical injury to anyone by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument or...

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What Does "Intent to Defraud" Mean?

An element of any fraud crime is the intent to defraud. This necessary element to a fraud scheme can also be understood as fraudulent intent. That is, the alleged perpetrator of the fraud must have meant to deceive someone in order to obtain an unfair...

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Fraud Against a Financial Institution

Fraud against a financial instigation is committed when any fraudulent scheme is carried out with the intent to deprive another party of property. In an effort to combat financial institution fraud, Congress enacted the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA). The...

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Medicare & Medicaid Frauds

The federal Medicare and Medicaid programs were created in 1965 by Titles 18 and 19 of the Social Security Act. 42 U.S.C. §1395 et seq. The programs were designed to "provide a hospital insurance program for the aged under the Social Security Act with a...

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Arizona Forms Cybersecurity Team

An increase in criminal charges for Cybercrimes in Arizona is likely coming soon. Recently Governor Ducey issued an executive order to create the Arizona Cybersecurity Team (ACT). The ACT is designed to address the consistent threat of cyber-attacks that Arizona faces. The team is comprised of...

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The Defense Model of Ashley D. Adams, PLC

The best criminal defense begins as soon as you are notified of an investigation or charges filed against you. Do not delay in hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney. A swift and ongoing defense helps to ensure the best possible outcome in your case. The defense...

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