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Prime Note Bank Fraud Defense

Prime note bank fraud is a financial scam and a white collar crime that is complex and may involve state, federal, and even international law enforcement agencies. Prime Note Bank Fraud Defined Prime note bank schemes "often claim investors' funds will be used to purchase and trade...

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Who Investigates Federal White Collar Crimes?

Several government law enforcement agencies are tasked with investigating federal white collar crimes. The scope of white collar crime is vast, ranging from Medicare fraud to mortgage fraud, from identity theft to insider trading. White collar crimes are motivated by financial interests and are characterized...

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Embezzlement in Arizona

Embezzlement is the theft, misuse, or misappropriation of funds that belong to someone to whom you owe some type of duty. It requires that the person embezzling funds must have been entrusted with someone else's money and that they had legal access to the funds....

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What is Obstruction of Justice?

Obstruction of justice is the use of threats, force, intimidation, or other endeavors meant to influence law enforcement, investigators, or any court of the United States with the intent to impede an investigation. Essentially it is any action that is intended to impede government activities,...

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Understanding a Non-Prosecution Agreement

A non-prosecution agreement (NPA) is an agreement between a prosecutor and a corporation to avoid prosecution so long as certain conditions are met. The corporation agrees to cooperate with the government and take remedial actions to correct its alleged wrongdoing. Though, typically the NPA does...

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Understanding Insider Trading

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is tasked with maintaining fair and efficient markets, facilitating capital formation, and protecting investors. Securities regulation refers to the area of U.S. law that addresses various aspects of transactions and securities dealings, including the trading of stocks, bonds,...

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The Three Degrees of Money Laundering in Arizona

Under Arizona criminal law there are three degrees of Money Laundering that may be charged. A.R.S. ยง13-2317. Money Laundering is a financial scheme where an individual seeks to gain money from a criminal act. While each degree carries different penalties, a charge of Money Laundering...

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