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White Collar Crime Archives

New Jersey identify theft laws: What do you need to know?

It doesn't matter where you live, identify theft is a serious crime that entails using another person's name and personal data to make a purchase or fraudulently open an account. Identify theft has been a problem for many years, but the growth of technology and the internet have changed the way this crime is committed.

Don't get your hands dirty laundering money

Money laundering is a crime under both New Jersey's legal system and the federal system -- because there's simply no way to be engaged in the process of creating "clean" money without being involved in a dirty crime -- like drug trafficking, arms dealing, sex trafficking or terrorism.

Man convicted of fraud scheme against New Jersey bank

When you are convicted of a crime, there will obviously be legal consequences such as jail time, but there are other things that make a white collar crime conviction, in particular, dangerous to those convicted. Perhaps the two most serious dangers are the lasting effects on an individual's career and the amount of money usually involved in such cases. White collar crimes often deal with tens of thousands of dollars, meaning that a conviction could lead to serious fines or repayments.

New Jersey seeks to crack down on unemployment fraud

When we use the term white collar crime, we are generally referring to financial crimes that involves cheating or swindling money away from another person or entity through deceitful means. Unfortunately the phrase white collar crime can sometimes lead people to think that they need not worry about the legal area, but the truth is that you do not necessarily have to have a white collar job in order to be facing accusations of white collar crime.

Important legal defense from white collar crime accusations

White collar crimes are serious accusations, and they should be treated as such by those who are accused of them. In an ideal world, simply being innocent would be enough to avoid concern about criminal accusations, but unfortunately courts can only make the best decisions based on the information presented to them. If your accuser presents a strong enough case against you, being innocent of the crime may not be enough to prevent you from being convicted.

Understanding embezzlement

Many people may not be familiar with so-called white collar crimes, but just because they are not well-known does not mean that they should be taken lightly. White-collar crimes include charges such as embezzlement or fraud, and if you are charged with such a crime, it is highly recommended that you take action in your defense as quickly as possible. Being convicted of a white-collar crime can come with steep legal penalties, and it will almost certainly have a negative impact on your career.

Star of "Real Housewives" faces further sentencing for fraud

Joe Guidice, star of the TV show "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," was sentenced on April 2 for charges related to driver's license fraud. This is in addition to a sentence of 41 months he is already serving on other fraud charges. He will be able to serve the 18 months of his driver's license sentence concurrently with that one. Guidice was also ordered to pay $10,000, and his driver's license was suspended for two years. Both of these are the maximum punishment.

New Jersey company owners facing identity theft charges

Two New Jersey men were indicted on charges of identity theft, tax evasion and insurance fraud. According to authorities, the two men were owners of a construction company using someone else's identity as a front to commit these crimes. These men reportedly failed to pay $250,000 in taxes over the course of two years.

The FBI on white-collar crime

Business professionals in New Jersey may benefit from learning more about how the Federal Bureau of Investigation views and manages illicit activity synonymous to white-collar crime. The Bureau describes white-collar crime as lying, cheating, stealing and other types of fraud committed by government and business professionals. One of the most prominent and recognizable types of white-collar crime is corporate fraud. The FBI is the leading authority responsible for investigating corporate fraud and other crimes that may be related.

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