White Collar Crimes

White-collar crime refers to financially motivated nonviolent crime committed by business and government professionals. Within criminology, it was first defined by sociologist Edwin Sutherland in 1939 as "a crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of his occupation". Typical white-collar crimes include fraud, bribery, Ponzi schemes, insider trading, embezzlement, cybercrime, copyright infringement, money laundering, identity theft, and forgery.
Posts about White Collar Crimes
  • 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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  • 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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  • Aids Clinic Kickback Scheme Leads to Jail – Medicare Fraud

    … sentence. In arguing for a lower sentence, his lawyer suggested in a bizarre argument that Juvier should receive leniency because he had paid taxes on his ill-gotten gains. He also suggested that the Sentencing Guidelines in white collar crimes could be considered a “black stain on common sense.” The court disregarded Juvier’s leniency pleas and gave…

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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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  • Computer Crimes: Is All Hacking Equally Bad?

    … Computer Crimes: Is All Hacking Equally Bad? Posted by Matthew Sharp under Computer Crimes, White Collar Crimes September 30, 2015 Computer Crimes and Hacking in Texas Nearly everyone who uses a computer to access the Internet has heard of hackers. These computer experts use their technical skills to bypass security measures and gain access…

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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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