Embezzlement is the act of dishonestly withholding assets for the purpose of conversion (theft) of such assets by one or more individuals to whom such assets have been entrusted, to be held and/or used for other purposes.Embezzlement is a kind of financial fraud. For instance, a lawyer could embezzle funds from clients' trust accounts, a financial advisor could embezzle funds from investors, or a person could embezzle funds from his or her spouse. Embezzlement may range from the very minor in nature, involving only small amounts, to the immense, involving large sums and sophisticated schemes.
Posts about Embezzlement
  • The Different Types of White-Collar Crime Laws in Texas

    … White-collar crime is a phrase that’s been used since 1939. It was originally used to define a crime committed by a “person of respectability” and significant social status in the course of his or her occupation. Today, the debate continues about which crimes qualify as white-collar crimes. However, generally speaking, white-collar crime…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 9 readers -
  • Property Damage Crimes and Texas Laws

    … interference because they can’t use their property. A person may also be charged with criminal mischief after intentionally marking or writing graffiti or markings on someone’s property. The punishment for criminal mischief depends on the value of the property: Class C misdemeanor is the charge for any damage valued less than $50. It may…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 19 readers -
  • Embezzlement: Texas Laws, Definitions, and Defenses

    … Texas Embezzlement Laws Financial crimes in Texas are a unique category of illegal offenses. While many actions are criminalized because they threaten the public safely or physically endanger other people, financial crimes are violations that threaten the economic security of others. Financial crimes can occur in a variety of settings, from…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 26 readers -
  • What Are White-Collar Crimes?

    … Explaining White-Collar Crimes in Texas White-collar crimes are illegal actions which typically involve the misuse or misappropriation of finances. They are distinguished from other types of crimes because they do not often involve violence or threats of violence. While many low-level crimes, such as robbery and theft, involve physically taking…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 27 readers -
  • Medicaid Fraud CEO Spends $510,000 Taxpayer Money on Psychic

    … earmarked for mental health services on a psychic. Erv Brinker once ran Summit Pointe, a Michigan mental health agency. In July of last year he was charged by the Michigan Attorney General’s Office with two counts of Medicaid fraud conspiracy and one count of embezzlement by a public official. Prosecutors claim that Brinker stole Medicaid money…

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  • Does It Really Pay To Be a Real Housewife?

    … settlement statements and releases signed by each of the complaining former clients acknowledging the attorney’s fees and costs associated with each of their claims. Despite delving into Mr. Girardi’s finances due to his exposure on The Real Housewives, this may be much ado about nothing unless the plaintiffs have some evidence of embezzlement…

    Bond and Botes- 29 readers -
  • Bribes and Corruption

    … Bribes and Corruption Posted by Matthew Sharp under Criminal Law, White Collar Crimes November 11, 2015 Bribes and Corruption in Texas When most people think about cases of criminal corruption, they may imagine money changing hands in secret or cash being paid to influence important decisions. Under Texas state law, using bribery or corruption…

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  • Brokerage Firm Liable for Ponzi Pastor’s Theft

    … admitted the fraud. He then claimed he was taking his life by jumping off a high speed ferry. The Coast Guard mounted a huge search effort but no body was found. No body was found because he wasn’t dead. Price had fled to Mexico. After a brief stay there, he apparently returned to Florida and became a drug dealer. The FBI also claims he may have…

    Due Diligence- 38 readers -
  • Embezzlement and White Collar Theft

    … Embezzlement and White Collar Theft Posted by Matthew Sharp under White Collar Crimes August 26, 2015 The act of embezzlement is considered a white-collar type of theft. While most people may think of theft as the act of taking property which belongs to another person, white-collar theft involves property or money which is stolen in a business…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 27 readers -
  • “Misconduct” as Defined by Missouri Unemployment Law

    … In an unemployment case in which an employee was fired, a key issue will be determining whether the employee was terminated due to misconduct, as misconduct will disqualify the employee from receiving unemployment benefits. The interpretation and definition of “misconduct” have long been argued among employers and the courts in Missouri…

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