As we noted in a recent blog post, the topic of white collar crime was, until relatively recently, a comparatively staid and back-burner type of focus area within the larger realm of criminal law.
A fraud case involving a former professional athlete serves to illustrate the contours of a so-called Ponzi scheme and the potential civil and criminal penalties that can result for a participant.
It takes two to tango.
Calling it "a somewhat odd thing to do," a spokesperson for the United States Department of Justice pointed to and decried the suggested changes recently offered up by a federal panel in the realm of criminal sentencing for convicted white collar defendants.
The U.S. Sentencing Commission thinks it got it just about right.
If you work in a Florida company in any position of responsibility, you know how complex the interworkings of company policy and operating procedures can be. Many corporate environments -- indeed, most business settings -- are marked by the close interplay of departments and fast-paced changes defined by shifting company needs.
We're just going to go ahead and tick off an affirmative answer to the above-posed headline query, given our view that so-called cyber crime stories are dominating the media with more force and urgency than ever before.
The point is often made that state and federal law enforcement actors -- especially federal agencies and officials -- bring overwhelming zeal and clout to their investigations of individuals targeted in white collar criminal probes.
Although people hear the term "white collar crime" all the time across the United States, that denoted category of unlawful behavior can easily escape neat definition and comprehensive understanding for many.
Persons facing federal criminal charges in the United States or criminal law charges abroad have a dire -- even compelling -- need for knowledgeable and aggressive legal representation.