Florida officials indicted on fraud charges

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A federal grand jury has indicted the mayor and attorney of a Florida city on multiple counts of wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, honest services fraud and stealing from a federal program. The Lynn Haven mayor also faces a charge of lying to FBI agents. The Lynn Haven city attorney faces an additional… Read more »

What are the different types of white collar crime?

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For anyone worried about, or facing, white collar criminal charges, accusations and allegations, it is helpful to be familiar with what is considered white collar crime. White collar crimes are generally fraud crimes and can result in significant penalties and consequences for accused individuals. Securities fraud Securities fraud is one of the primary types of… Read more »

Robert Kraft wins privacy rights for all Americans

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Celebrities and those with means often face increased scrutiny and elevated charges when they run afoul of the law. But, New England Patriots’ owner Robert Kraft’s defeat of Florida charges show that sometimes, defeating this overreach can benefit all Americans. The Verdict Recently, our state’s Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled that the state’s prosecutors… Read more »

Some face fraud charges over Paycheck Protection Program

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The Payment Protection Program came into existence last March as part of the federal government’s relief efforts for the ongoing health crisis in the United States and the rest of the world. The Program, which is funded through taxpayer dollars, provides loans on very favorable terms to owners of qualified small business which might be… Read more »

Defending against mortgage fraud charges in Florida

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Federal authorities are cracking down on financial institution fraud (FIF), including mortgage fraud, more than ever before. Mortgage fraud generally refers to making misrepresentations or omitting material information to influence a lender’s decision. The FBI refers to fraud for profit and fraud for housing as the two main types of mortgage fraud. Fraud for profit… Read more »

Lori Loughlin’s motion to dismiss is denied

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Florida residents will have likely read or seen recent media reports about a college admission scandal that involves some of Hollywood’s biggest names. Many of the celebrities accused of paying a college counselor tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars to secure places at prestigious universities for their children have chosen to avoid protracted trials… Read more »

Could your business wind up accused of money laundering?

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There are so many ways for businesses to potentially violate the law that it can sometimes seem impossible to keep track of them all. From environmental regulations to laws about employee rights, companies have to protect themselves from financial losses or legal problems through compliance with existing statutes. At the same time, businesses often need… Read more »

Understanding illegal insider trading

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If you’re a corporate insider like a director or anyone who may be privy to private information like the exchange of shares in your company’s stock, it’s vital you understand what is and isn’t considered illegal insider trading. It’s also important to know how the government looks for market violations and the consequences of being… Read more »

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