Florida detectives have claimed that U.S. Treasury checks were stolen from private mailboxes throughout the state. A 27-year-old woman has been placed under arrest in connection with the suspicions. The young woman will now face each of the white collar crime charges against her.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Florida police officer recently explained that when someone is purchasing an automobile and fills out documentation that includes personal information, the car dealer finance manager gains possession of that information once a customer leaves the office. In a recent case, a man employed in such a position has been accused of white collar crime, using customer information to make fraudulent purchases by phone. Reports indicate that it is not the first time the man has been accused of this type of criminal activity.
Being accused of criminal wrongdoing can have an immediate and long-lasting effect on a person's private and business reputation. In Florida, as in all other states, a person is presumed innocent of all charges unless proved otherwise in court. Therefore, it is typically prudent to seek guidance from an experienced legal professional in the area when one has been arrested or charged with a white collar crime.
Florida seems to be the hub of a certain type of criminal activity in recent years. Identity theft is a type of white collar crime that some say has reached epidemic proportions in the state. Out of every 100,000 residents in Miami, more than 300 claimed to be a victim of stolen identity in 2013 and 2014.
On a recent Wednesday night, multiple arrests were made in conjunction with a suspected fraud ring in Florida. The white collar crime suspects were apprehended at two different locations. The total number of persons arrested in the case was seven.