White Collar Crime

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Athough all crime is technically the same, certain crimes are called “White Collar” crimes. Usually economic in nature, these White Collar crimes do not usually involve violence, the use or threat of force. In addition, many perpetrators of White Collar crime are in some sort of professional position, hold advanced degrees or have certain professional licenses, such as doctors, lawyers, accountants, managers, politicians and other professionals. Commission of White Collar crimes usually carry collateral consequences along with the potential of jail time and restitution. These collateral consequences will likely include the loss of reputation, standing in the community and, potentially, the ability to continue to hold and utilize a professional license.

White Collar Crimes are usually investigated by the Attorney General’s Office or the United States Attorney’s Office.

These crimes are very difficult but not impossible to defend against. Often White Collar Crimes involved prolonged investigation and tremendous government pressure on people who may be innocent of any wrongdoing. Common types of White Collar Crime include:

  • Identity Theft;
  • Bank and Banking Fraud;
  • Securities Fraud;
  • Insider Trading;
  • Credit Card Fraud;
  • FDA/Drug Supplements;
  • Check Fraud;
  • Computer Fraud and Computer Crimes;
  • Money laundering;
  • Extortion;
  • Racketeering;
  • Tax evasion;
  • Government Benefit Fraud;
  • Embezzlement;
  • Forgery;
  • Pyramid schemes;
  • Insurance fraud;
  • Internet fraud;
  • Investment fraud;
  • Tax Fraud;
  • Mail fraud;
  • Medical/healthcare fraud
  • Mortgage/real estate fraud
  • Securities fraud;
  • Credit card theft;
  • Conspiracy;
  • Anti-trust violations;
  • Wire fraud;
  • False advertising;
  • Forged documents;
  • Insider trading;
  • Bribery;
  • Counterfeiting;
  • Computer/Cyber/Internet crimes;