Being subjected to a federal investigation is enough to make anybody a little bit paranoid -- and rightly so. You may wonder if your office is about to be raided any minute now, or whether you'll get home from work to find federal agents picking apart your personal papers and scouring through your computer. You may also start to worry that your phone lines are being tapped.
It's January, which means that it won't be long before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) starts its annual parade of tax notifications and warnings, all designed to remind people -- especially business owners and professionals -- of their legal obligations.
The days when a white collar criminal could serve their sentence, quietly redeem themselves and move on are long gone. Today, a white collar criminal conviction is likely to leave you with a lasting "personal digital criminal legacy" that won't go away. Even worse, your family may suffer the same fate, strictly by association.
Aside from a few very high-profile cases (like the "college admission scandal" that has caught numerous celebrities and well-placed parents up in its wake), you may be hearing far less about white collar crime than you once did -- but that probably isn't because it isn't happening. It may just be that they're not being prosecuted quite as often.
How can two or more people be guilty of the same offense, yet receive different sentences? It's often due to the degree of culpability involved and mitigation.
The college admission scandal has captured the attention of most of the country because it offers a glimpse into a world of privilege gone awry. Now, the defense strategy of some of the parents involved may be once again turning to privilege -- but that's a risky maneuver that could backfire.
If you work in a doctor's office, clinic or nursing home, would you know the signs of Medicare fraud if you saw it?
While you may be an upstanding member of your community and someone who has never done anything more illegal than run a red light, you could still be caught up in a cybercrime (computer-related crime) investigation if you make a mistake.
There's no question that the United States has a crisis when it comes to affordable access to medical care. The issue has even become a major talking point heading into the 2020 presidential election.
If you're the defendant in a criminal case, one of the most important questions your attorney may ask is not, "What did you do?" but "What can the prosecutor prove that you did?" In fact, a good part of your attorney's job may focus around suppressing evidence in your case.