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Posts tagged "Fraud"

What is white collar crime?

The phrase "white collar crime" can be a bit difficult to understand, especially because it is not technically an official criminal defense such as homicide or assault and battery. Much like the two aforementioned charges fall under the umbrella of "violent crimes," the umbrella of white collar crimes includes charges such as fraud, embezzlement and others. Generally speaking, white collar crimes are crimes that are deceitfully carried out for financial gain.

Legal defense for white collar criminal charges

While they may not feature as prominently in movies and televisions shows and even the media, white collar crimes can still be serious crimes with steep legal consequences. Reports of murder and drug charges continue to filter through news outlets and into the living rooms of the average American, yet hundreds of people who face fraud charges, may not realize that a conviction will bring with it hefty fines and legal penalties. If you are accused of fraud, you cannot afford to waste any time taking legal action in your defense.

Ex-NFL player accused of running Ponzi scheme

Football fans in Louisiana might be interested to learn about charges that were recently filed against former New York Giants cornerback Will Allen. On April 6, a Boston federal court revealed that the Securities and Exchange Commission had filed a complaint against Allen. Federal regulators believe that Allen and a co-defendant used fraud to operate a Ponzi scheme between July 2012 and February 2015.

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