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White Collar Crimes Archives

Baton Rouge woman facing contractor fraud charges

When an individual is accused of a crime that relates to his or her job, this can tarnish his or her reputation. In addition to facing penalties for criminal allegations, a person could endure harm to their personal and professional reputation based on the allegations faced. White collar crimes may seem less serious than other crimes, such as drug and violent crimes; however, crimes of fraud are considered to be very serious and can carry harsh penalties if an individual is convicted.

Initiating a defense against fraud allegations

Fraud is often considered to be when an individual intentionally misrepresents a material fact, and with this knowledge of falsity, induces another to act, causing that person to suffer injury or damages. These acts of deceit or trickery can be very damaging to those that fall victim to these crimes; however, those accused of committing such a crime can suffer damages to their personal and professional life, as many of these criminal allegations stem from a person's role or position in the workplace.

Police officer accused of payroll fraud, falsifying tickets

Police officers are important members of the community, upholding the law and making Louisiana a safe place to live. Therefore, when a police officer is accused of a crime, it can have a very detrimental effect both in the life of the officer and his or her reputation in the community.

What are insurance fraud investigators looking for?

Like almost everyone, you are probably on the lookout for ways to improve your financial situation. This may mean hunting for bargains, cutting back on expenses and finding ways to bring in a little extra cash. If you are a Louisiana business owner, you know the importance if increasing your cash flow and being frugal with your spending.

Asserting a strategic defense against white collar crimes

Not all crimes involve drugs, weapons and violence. Some could occur in the workplace, making it difficult for some to view these crimes as serious. Nonetheless, white collar crimes can have severe repercussions. This is especially true if the supposed crime occurred in the work environment. Those accused of fraud or embezzlement occurring in the workplace are not only facing criminal penalties but also consequences that impact his or her personal and professional reputation. Thus, it is important to take these accusations seriously, determining the best course of action and what defense options are available to you.

Understanding identity theft

Some crimes are viewed as minor and victimless. However, when it comes to financial crimes, many can suffer from those committing them. Thus, harsh penalties follow those convicted of such crimes. With regards to identity theft, it is believed that more than just the owner of the identity suffers as criminals could use this information to pose threats to national security and private citizens.

Helping you initiate a defense against fraud charges

Being accused of fraud is anything but a simple and minor situation. For many accused offenders, this allegation stems from his or her conduct in the work environment. Thus, a fraud charge could damage ones' reputation, tremendously impacting the employee's personal professional life. No matter the facts of the matter or evidence currently collected, those facing a white-collar crime, such as fraud, should understand the defense options available to them.

The False Claims Act and health care fraud


Health care fraud is a category of crime involving false claims made for insurance or health benefits. The U.S. government has estimated that health care fraud costs taxpayers up to $100 billion a year. The government seeks to prevent and penalize this type of fraud through a statute known as the False Claims Act.

Man says contractor's fraud cost him his home


Contractors in Baton Rouge have a difficult job. It can be hard to please their clients, and many customers have unreasonable expectations. Allegations of fraud happen frequently. Contractors are generally skilled people who know how to help their customers with their building needs. But, occasionally a customer does not receive what they think they should, and a contractor finds themselves in a legal battle.

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