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Internet Fraud Under Federal Law

In 2016, the Internet Crime Complaint Center, a project set up by the FBI and other organizations, received 298,728 complaints totaling $1,450 million dollars in losses.  Since 2012 there has been a reported $4.63 billion lost to internet fraud schemes and other computer crimes. Internet Fraud...

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Health Care Fraud Defense

Health care fraud is a white collar crime that can be carried out in a number of ways, and may involved complex and large-scale schemes. Health care fraud is committed when a person or organization defrauds the health care system in order to obtain funds...

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What is a Straw Buyer?

In a straw buyer scheme, one person (the straw buyer) purchases a house or other property on behalf of another person who cannot complete the transaction on their own, for example they may not qualify for a loan. The straw buyer either has good credit...

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3 Things You Need To Know About Plea Agreements

Plea agreements or plea bargains are agreements between defendants and prosecutors. The defendant agrees to plead guilty to some or all of the criminal charges filed against him or her in exchange for concessions from the prosecutor, such as reduced punishments. The majority of defendants choose...

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What is the Punishment for Theft in Arizona?

Most Theft crimes in Arizona are charged as felonies. Felony theft charge convictions can result in severe penalties, including prison or jail time, hefty fines, mandatory restitution, and other punishments the court deems necessary. If you are facing felony charges, it is critical that you contact...

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What is a "Fraud Scheme"? Arizona Criminal Law

The crime of "fraudulent scheme" under Arizona law is committed when a person creates a scheme or artifice "to defraud, knowingly obtains any benefit by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, promises or material omissions[.]"A.R.S. §13-2310. A fraud scheme is when a person intended to...

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