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

    … 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…

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  • 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…

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  • What Are White-Collar Crimes?

    …, embezzling less than $50 is a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to $500. The penalties increase as the amount of embezzled funds increases. For example, embezzling more than $1500 but less than $20,000 is a state jail felony, punishable by up to two years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. Fraud crimes are also punished in accordance…

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  • Aids Clinic Kickback Scheme Leads to Jail – Medicare Fraud

    … The former operator of several HIV/AIDS clinics in New York City was sentenced to 63 months in federal prison for his role in a $12 million Medicare Fraud scheme. George Juvier previously pleaded guilty to one count of felony conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud and was sentenced last week. In addition to the over five years in prison he must…

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  • 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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  • 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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