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White Collar Crimes Archives

Company to pay large fine to settle allegations of misconduct

The U.S. Government has a long tradition of using government contracts to promote small businesses. Among those initiatives is a preference granted to small business owned by veterans who were disabled due to their service. Congress set up procurement targets for the VA to promote these small businesses. To be eligible for one of these contracts, the applicant must qualify as a "small business" and be managed by a veteran with a disability.

Justice Department catches former U.S. citizen in Switzerland

In a stirring narrative that brings to mind images of Frank Abagnale from "Catch Me If You Can," a former U.S. citizen pleaded guilty to tax fraud while living in Switzerland. This particular individual used a complex association of companies and bank accounts to funnel money around the world, with the alleged goal of avoiding his taxes. Unfortunately for this particular individual, there are only two certainties in this world ? death and taxes.

It is easier than you think to infringe on a copyright

Everyone knows the classic way to violate a copyright, downloading music. Downloads violate copyrights because in addition to stealing an idea, federal law also prohibits using a copyright in a manner not prescribed by the copyright holder. This means that republishing material and posting material could also violate copyrights. Republishing material could be as sinister as stealing someone's article or as innocent as using a photo from Google image search.

What Are Crimes of Deception?

With technology providing people greater interconnectivity than ever before there's an evolution of white-collar crime. Actions enabled through new technologies can still be classified under the 1939 FBI definition of white-collar crime; crimes of lying, cheating and stealing. You may be surprised to find that federal investigators are focusing more than ever on stopping fraud before it begins, so actions taken in a variety of sectors can brings charges before they have any impact. Crimes of deception usually have monetary motivation and even allegations can have serious repercussions for the reputation and business standing of corporations, government contractors and individuals.

White collar charges can have serious penalties

When you hold a position of responsibility within an organization, it is vital to keep your record clean. A blemish on your reputation or a mistake made on the job can be a big problem and could result in you being suspended from your position. This is especially the case if you are charged with a crime of some form as many companies may consider you to be less reliable if they believe you to have a criminal background.

White collar charges can severely affect your future

In South Carolina, it is no secret that a criminal conviction can be extremely detrimental to your future prospects and even have an effect on your current employment. This is especially the case if you are in a position of great responsibility as the damage to your reputation could result in you being dismissed. Even during the investigative process, you could be suspended until the authorities have gotten to the bottom of the case.

Graduate charged with theft from sorority

As most people in South Carolina know, positions involving the handling of large sums of money come with a significant amount of responsibility. A mistake can be extremely costly for the organization involved and can even bring you under suspicion. Not only could you be removed from your position, but you might even find yourself facing serious criminal charges and the prospect of life-changing penalties.

What is tax evasion?

Tax forms can be extremely confusing and it is all too easy to make a mistake. However, as most residents of South Carolina know, such an error can be costly. It is vital to thoroughly check all tax documents before submitting them as an error could be interpreted as an attempt at defrauding the tax office if it is detected. Before you know it, you could be faced with serious criminal charges and an uncertain future.

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