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White Collar Crimes Archives

What is money laundering?

Earning money, no matter the amount, often causes a person to become protective of it. For some, this means investing it, and for others it might mean using it immediately to pay bills. No matter how the money is used, individuals often seek to protect their earned money. However, if money does not come from a legitimate source, individuals may take steps to disguise their funds in order to avoid facing serious penalties.

Don't face white collar crimes alone

Being a public official comes with a lot of duties. Whether they are newly sworn in or have been in office for years, their work and interactions are carefully looked at. If any of these actions are questioned with speculation of criminal activities, the public official could face serious charges for a while collar crime.

The elements of bribery

Receiving gifts and thank you gestures are not rare in our society. They seem like generous acts that are relatively harmless; however, when completed in certain settings or between or among certain individuals, this can be viewed as a problematic situation. In some cases, giving someone else something of value could be viewed at as a bribe. And those accused of bribery could face serious criminal consequences.

Two Louisiana women arrested for theft by fraud

Money is something that we need. While it isn't always something we need a lot of, the reality is that we need money to pay for our basic needs and to survive. However, when the way that a person obtains their finances is not through legal channels, this could present issues. In fact, if a person is accused of fraud, he or she could face serious criminal penalties.

Understanding tax fraud charges

Every April, that dreaded day come; tax day. While there is no escaping it, it is a very daunting time for some individuals in Louisiana and elsewhere. However, it is essential to take the time to complete any necessary tax forms, paying anything due because failing to do so could result in criminal penalties for tax fraud.

How does Louisiana law define forgery?

Some employees are tasked with handling money, signing document and acting on behalf of the entire company. These roles not only entail huge responsibilities but are also tasks that come with much power. Misusing these powers can come with serious repercussions. Even more so, facing such allegations can have very damaging effects to the accused's professional and personal reputation.

Louisiana police chief arrested for malfeasance

Holding a position in your community that makes you well known to the public often means that many members of the community will know you and the things that you do. Thus, if you are accused of a crime, this could be seriously detrimental to not only your personal reputation but also your professional one as well. On top of that, the criminal allegations could mean facing serious penalties and consequences, such as losing one's job if the crime occurred in the course of his or her employment.

Helping professionals with while collar crime allegations

Fraud is considered a deceitful act. It is also an act that could cause a person to face white collar crime charges. Whether an individual is a respected professional or a regular employee, anyone can be accused of fraud in the workplace. These charges, however, are serious, as they not only carry with them serious penalties but could also harm a person's reputation and career.

Restitution and criminal consequences

When charged with a crime, those accused often think about the penalties he or she might have to endure if a conviction results. This typically comes in the form of jail time and fines. For some crimes, such as white collar crimes, the victims harmed by the supposed crime could be owed restitution. Thus, offenders convicted of a crime may have to pay a certain amount of money in order to make a victim whole again.

The penalties associated with embezzlement

As previously discussed, it is not uncommon for individuals to face criminal allegations that stem from their work duties. For those entrusted or tasked to handle money or the finances in the workplace, one might be accused of any issues or mishaps that occur with the revenue of a business. However, embezzlement allegations are serious, and while this crime can be based on various actions, the truth of the matter is that the penalties can be very harsh and life impacting. Thus, it is important to understand these changes, what criminal consequences could occur and how best to move forward with a criminal defense.

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