Anatomy of a White-Collar Crime

Anatomy of a White-Collar Crime

White-collar crime is a broad term used to describe various financially motivated nonviolent crimes committed by business and government professionals. Typically, they are crimes committed using deceit for financial gain. The most common types are embezzlement, fraud, money laundering, and tax evasion. The umbrella of white-collar crime can cover transgressions from email scams to Ponzi

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How to Protect Your Federal Criminal Appellate Rights

How to Protect Your Federal Criminal Appellate Rights

Being investigated or charged with a federal crime is a frightening experience. However, even if you are convicted of a federal crime, you can still protect your right to appeal if you move quickly. The best way to protect your appellate rights is to consult with a knowledgeable and experienced attorney as soon as you

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Defending Yourself in a Complex Civil Appeals Case

Defending Yourself in a Complex Civil Appeals Case

When you are involved in a complex civil appeals case, expertise in this particular area of the law is crucial. Trusting your life, your finances and your freedom to just any attorney you find online is foolish. Alternatively, taking an attorney recommendation from someone who used them for a totally different type of case can

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Why A New Lawyer Makes Sense For Your Complex Civil Appeal

Why A New Lawyer Makes Sense For Your Complex Civil Appeal

When you’re involved in a complicated civil lawsuit in Texas like a multiparty commercial dispute, shareholder oppression claim or breach of fiduciary duty litigation, your trial lawyer will guide you through the long discovery and pre-trial process and, if your case doesn’t settle, represent you in a trial in District Court. But if you lose

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Fundamental Elements of Contract and Business Dispute Litigation

Fundamental Elements of Contract and Business Dispute Litigation

Breach of contract claims, along with tort claims and equitable claims, are one of the most common types of civil lawsuits. Individuals, a sole proprietorship, corporations, limited liability companies, limited companies, limited partnerships, nonprofit organizations, subsidiaries, joint ventures, public companies, joint-stock companies, unlimited companies and even schools can all file or be...

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Why CEOs Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer

Why CEOs Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer

A criminal defense lawyer is generally called only after someone has been charged with a crime. Waiting to hire an attorney until after you require one is a lot like grabbing a napkin once your hands are dirty: Sure, it helps, but it would have been better to start off with one by your side.

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What Is Medicaid Fraud?

If you operate a medical practice that accepts Medicaid, you probably know that Medicaid fraud is a big problem that the government does its best to identify and eliminate. This means that you could be in big trouble if your practice is accused of committing Medicaid fraud in any way. If you want the best

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Are You “Accidentally” Committing Medicare Fraud?

Medicare fraud is a serious topic that affects seniors across the nation and wastes billions of taxpayer dollars every year. When discussing Medicare fraud, many people focus on con artists and scammers who take seniors’ Medicare numbers to use them illegally. But many doctors and other medical practitioners perform Medicare fraud as well, over the course

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How the Federal Criminal Law System is Different from the State System

While both state and federal criminal charges can result in severe penalties, the federal criminal system offers less flexibility in procedure and punishment. The states are responsible for dealing with most violations of the law that happen within their borders. Therefore, most murders, rapes and robberies are state crimes and handled by state courts. Federal

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5 Common Federal Crimes Defendants Accidentally Commit

Most people think of federal criminals as people who want to commit crimes and go out of their way to do so. However, sometimes people commit white collar federal crimes without even knowing that they are committing an offence. Here are five of the most common crimes people can commit, without malice, due to oversight,

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What You Need to Know About Appealing a Federal Conviction

What You Need to Know About Appealing a Federal Conviction

Hearing the word “guilty” during the reading of a verdict is disheartening in any case, but when it comes to federal crimes, the stakes couldn’t be any higher. This verdict often means being sent away to a federal penitentiary and facing serious fines. As it turns out, though, this doesn’t necessarily have to be the

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What You Need to Know About Insider Trading Laws

What You Need to Know About Insider Trading Laws

The mere utterance of the word “insider trading” is enough to send chills down corporate employees’ spines. In reality, though, insider trading isn’t always a bad thing. One form, in fact, is nothing more than owners, directors, and officers trading stock in the company they work for. However, if you’ve been charged with insider trading,

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