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

    …. Both Texas and U.S. legislation list activities that are typically considered white-collar crimes: The U.S. Constitution’s Commerce Clause authorizes federal authorities to regular white-collar crimes. Multiple federal agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), SEC, FBI, U.S. Customs, Department of Labor (DOL), U.S. Postal Service…

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  • Bounties: How Law Enforcement Tracks Down Criminals

    … agent can earn, is anywhere from 10 to 20 percent of the bond. They are only paid if they are able to apprehend the defendant. The bounty hunter can’t start looking for the defendant until the court executes an arrest warrant or capias. Are Bounty Hunters Allowed to Arrest Defendants in Texas? Yes. Texas only allows people in the following categories…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 13 readers -
  • Property Damage Crimes and Texas Laws

    … during a hit and run. They individual could deliberately key a vehicle or throw a brick through the window. According to Texas law, criminal mischief involves knowingly or intentionally damaging property belonging to another individual. It may involve knowingly or intentionally tampering with another individual’s property or causing substantial…

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  • Embezzlement: Texas Laws, Definitions, and Defenses

    … in state jail A fine of up to $10,000 Theft of $20,000 to $99,999 is a third degree felony, punishable by: Up to 10 years in state prison A fine of up to $10,000 Theft of $100,000 to $199,999 is a second degree felony, punishable by: Two to 20 years in state prison A fine of up to $10,000 Theft of $200,000 or more is a first degree felony is punishable…

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  • What Are White-Collar Crimes?

    …, white-collar crimes often involve the theft of tens of thousands of dollars. Some of the most common white-collar crimes include: Embezzlement Fraud Identity theft Taking a closer look at the definition of these offenses can shed some insight into white-collar crimes. Embezzlement Embezzlement is a crime which involves the misappropriation…

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  • 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?

    …. Erika Girardi, aka Erika Jayne, is the newest cast member of the Beverly Hills franchise and is married to a prominent attorney, Thomas Girardi. Thomas Girardi has made a name for himself as a class action attorney who has won millions in consumer protection and product liability actions. In fact, he was the actual lawyer who pursued the class…

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  • Bribes and Corruption

    … information about bribery and corruption laws in the state of Texas. If a person is facing charges of bribery or corruption, consulting with an attorney is a good way to make a legal defense strategy. If you have been charged with bribery, fraud, or embezzlement, it’s vital that you retain legal counsel as soon as possible. Matthew Sharp is an aggressive…

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  • Brokerage Firm Liable for Ponzi Pastor’s Theft

    …. As losses mounted, he turned to risky investments in the hopes of making up his losses and when that failed, he simply began fudging the books to hide his losses. Even though Price was losing money, he had charisma and was able to get on the board of directors of a small Georgia bank and access some of their money. Everyone believed in him…

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  • 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…

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  • “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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