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October 2015 Archives

White collar crime charges dropped against Michael Steinberg

Those accused of insider trading or other financial fraud in Florida will want to have effective criminal defense counsel by their side before proceeding to court. In some instances, an experienced criminal lawyer's intervention can lead to white collar crime charges being dropped. In a recent case, the charges against Michael Steinberg, former executive with SAC Capital, were dismissed in a federal District Court.

Facing allegations of mortgage fraud in Florida?

The Florida mortgage and real estate industries are vast and complex systems of buying and selling private and commercial properties throughout the state. Some individuals might currently be facing allegations of mortgage fraud or real estate schemes that involve appraisals or straw buyer loans. Criminal charges of this nature are very serious, and the potential penalties under conviction can be quite severe.

Have you been charged with federal drug trafficking in Florida?

Serious drug crimes carry heavy penalties in Florida, as in all other states. In fact, a person convicted of federal drug trafficking or other drug-related offenses can find him or herself facing a potentially lengthy prison term and/or substantial fines. However, merely being arrested or charged with a crime does not constitute guilt, and each person who stands accused is protected by law with the right to retain professional legal representation in order to seek assistance in building a strong defense strategy.

Former Florida college student convicted of white collar crime

One former Florida student from Miami Dade College is preparing to spend three years of his life in prison after being convicted of a tax fraud scheme. He was arrested in Nov. 2014 for his suspected role in the white collar crime. Reportedly, nearly 20 other students were indicted on similar charges.

Federal drug trafficking charges filed after courthouse incident

Sometimes, a person in Florida or elsewhere might make choices that result in being charged with a crime. In a recent incident that took place outside a federal courthouse in another state, a man has been charged with several offenses, including federal drug trafficking. The incident took place at approximately 8:20 a.m. on a recent Thursday morning.

Man sentenced in federal drug trafficking case outside of Florida

A court outside the state of Florida recently sentenced a man who was previously convicted of illegal drug activity. The federal drug trafficking case included a guilty plea on the part of the defendant, which he entered in Dec. 2014. He was sentenced on a recent Friday in court.

White collar crime arrest made in Florida; man to be extradited

A federal grand jury has issued an indictment in connection with a recent case that involved four people. The white collar crime is said to have involved an extensive tax fraud scheme. A businessman, his sister and two others recently faced a grand jury with regard to their participation in identity theft fraud. The businessman was arrested in Florida in early September 2015 and is expected to be extradited once a date for his hearing is set.

Is Florida the white collar crime capital of the nation?

A prosecutor recently stated that Florida is the identity theft capital of the nation. Being accused of a white collar crime, such as theft of identity, can have immediate and long-lasting negative effects on a person's private and professional reputations, regardless of whether the accusations end in a conviction. However, allegations of crime do not constitute guilt. One is presumed innocent unless proved otherwise in court.

Florida woman pleads guilty in white collar crime case

Sometimes, under the advice and guidance of an experienced criminal lawyer, a person accused of a crime chooses to plead guilty in court. In a recent white collar crime case in Florida, a woman has admitted guilt in participating in a health care scheme that is believed to have cost the government almost $3 million. The 50-year-old woman reportedly accepted a plea bargain and now faces time in prison and a fine.

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