As a criminal defense attorney, I sometimes encounter people who are accused of soliciting donations for fraudulent charities. This is a very serious offense that is routinely investigated by the FBI and state authorities. With Irma breathing down Florida's neck, now is an excellent time to review some tips on avoiding being taken in by false charities.
Everyone seems to be watching every move of the President Trump administration. One of the most watched and anticipated aspects of the administration involves white collar crimes, specifically tax evasion by businesses.
Prior to 1939, American law enforcement officials paid more attention to so-called "street crimes" than those types of crimes committed by people in higher status occupations. That is when the groundbreaking criminologist Edwin H. Sutherland introduced the notion that people of high social status were capable of committing a wide scope of crimes against property that were receiving relatively little attention up to that point.