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Maryland woman repaid employer before fraud conviction

Documents showing an illegal money trail provide Maryland prosecutors with evidence to support allegations of non-violent financial crimes. Unusual transactions aren't always proof someone has committed fraud. Sometimes, the transactions or the prosecutors' interpretation of the way money is shifted is due to human error -- sometimes not.

Are white-collar crimes overcriminalized?

Questions like this have become the center point of debate in recent years. As digital technology continues to grow rapidly, more and more people are finding themselves in hot water and facing white-collar crime charges. Computer fraud in particular has been a topic of great amounts of discourse as the charges and penalties for such activities expand.

What you should know about embezzlement

Embezzlement is typically known as a white collar crime that is considered in most states as the theft or larceny of assets. These assets can be money or property. Embezzlement usually occurs in an employment or corporate setting and this theft is generally performed by a trusted person in the company who has responsibility over the assets or property.

'Crazy Eddie' mastermind helps prosecution with criminal charges

When you think of white collar crime, your first thought may go to the infamous Bernie Madoff, an investment broker and stock trader who was convicted back in 2001 for what is considered the largest Ponzi scheme in United States history. Madoff reportedly bilked billions of dollars from his clients in an elaborate financial con and was eventually sentenced to 150 years in prison after he was convicted.

The differences between pyramid and Ponzi schemes

Pyramid and Ponzi schemes are two types of investment fraud. They are both similar in that they often promise investors a way to make money, but in reality, these schemes involve paying members who have been participating the longest with the money that is brought in by new investors. Both Ponzi and pyramid schemes are illegal and are generally considered to be white collar crimes.

How the federal government looks at white collar criminal charges

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is often involved in cases of white collar crime. Past cases that they have worked on include the one involving the energy and commodities company Enron.

Maryland one state targeted by cybercrime

Computer fraud affects many in Maryland and other states. A popular teen USA has been on the news talking about her experience with "creepware." a nickname that has been given to a group of malware that has found its way into people's homes and bedrooms via their computers.

Maryland woman pleads guilty to tax fraud criminal charges

A Maryland woman has pleaded guilty to formal allegations that she was involved in a local tax fraud scheme. The woman decided to plead guilty to the criminal charges after she was indicted in June with another defendant. That woman was an employee of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The defendant in this case could spend up to a decade in prison, and she could face hundreds of thousands of dollars in criminal fines.

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