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White Collar Crimes Archives

Penalties associated with copyright infringement

Inspiration can come from the work of others. Individuals in Baton Rouge and other cities across the nation may use the works of others to help guide them. Whether it is at the workplace, at home or at school, doing this is almost natural and a rather innocent act. However, when a person takes the work of another and reproduces it, this could present major issues. In fact, when the work of another is copyrighted and it is reproduced, this is considered copyright infringement.

Louisiana man arrested for contractor fraud

Eventually, we all hire another party to complete a task for us. This might be to construct something, make repairs or even complete our taxes. When individuals hire an individual or company to complete these tasks, they not only believe that this party has the ability and expertise to complete these projects but also believe that they will be completed. A person that claims they are a licensed professional that can lawfully complete these acts and does not do so or is not properly licensed could face repercussions. In fact, this could result in fraud charges.

Helping you initiate a criminal defense against fraud charges

There are many deceitful acts that could land individuals in Louisiana and elsewhere in hot water. Whether it stems for an individual's place of employment or not, being accused of fraud can be detrimental to one's personal and professional reputation. The impact of these criminal allegations can be huge, making it vital for one to explore what criminal defense options one might have.

Medicare fraud and potential civil and criminal penalties

There comes a time in some individuals' lives where he or she is required to submit claims to the federal government. This may seem like a menial task, however, the details provided by those living in Louisiana and elsewhere are taken at face value. While human error can take place, it is believed that a person deliberately lied on some of these claims; this could be deemed a false claim.

Understanding tax evasion and penalties that could result

Individuals and companies in Louisiana and elsewhere have financial responsibilities. This goes beyond just paying monthly bills. When a person works, he or she must report their income. For companies, profits must be reported. Then, come tax time, individuals and companies must pay taxes if it is determined that they owe. Failing to complete this task could result in repercussions.

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.

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