Southern Florida White Collar Criminal Attorney

White collar crime is a term used to describe a non-violent crime committed for financial gain. Business professionals or public officials typically commit these crimes. While white collar crimes may not seem as serious as other types of crime, they can have a significant financial impact on victims and businesses.

There are various types of white collar crime. These may include:

  • Fraud
  • Bribery
  • Ponzi schemes
  • Insider trading
  • Embezzlement
  • Cybercrime
  • Copyright infringement
  • Money laundering
  • Identity theft
  • Forgery

Fraud

Fraud is a type of white collar crime involving the deliberate misrepresentation of facts to gain some sort of financial or other advantage. Examples of fraud include false advertising, embezzlement, and identity theft. Individuals or businesses can perpetrate fraud, and it can have devastating consequences for both victims and the economy as a whole.

Bribery

Bribery is the offering, promising, giving, accepting, or soliciting anything of value to influence the action or decision of a person in a position of trust, such as a public official. Bribery is a form of corruption and is illegal in most jurisdictions. It is an act that undermines the integrity of the person who accepts the bribe and erodes trust in government and society more broadly.

While bribery is typically associated with public officials, it can also happen in the private sector between two businesses or between a business and an individual. For example, a company might bribe a politician to get favorable treatment or win a contract. Or an individual might offer a bribe to get a job or a discount on a purchase.

Ponzi Schemes

A Ponzi scheme is a white collar crime involving investing funds to pay earlier investors rather than using the funds for their intended purposes. This scheme typically relies on new investors to keep it going, as their money is used to pay off older investors.

Eventually, the scheme collapses when there are not enough new investors to keep it going. Ponzi schemes can be incredibly harmful to those who invest in them, as they can lose a significant amount of money.

Insider Trading

Insider trading occurs when a person with inside information about a company uses that information to make trades that will result in a profit. This is illegal because it gives the person an unfair advantage over other investors. Insider trading can be challenging to detect and prosecute, so investors need to be aware of the signs that it may be happening. Some common red flags include unusual trading activity and abnormal insider selling.

Embezzlement

Embezzlement is a white collar crime with which an individual unlawfully appropriates the funds they were entrusted with. This can be done through various means, such as falsifying records, hiding money, or simply taking it outright. The definition of embezzlement depends on the jurisdiction’s laws in which it occurred, but it typically includes any theft or misappropriation of funds.

Cybercrime

White collar cybercrime is a type of crime that is committed using a computer or the internet. White collar cybercriminals often target businesses and government agencies to steal money or sensitive information.

These crimes can have a significant financial impact on the victim and lead to identity theft and other problems. White collar cybercrime is often difficult to detect and prosecute, and the criminals responsible can be tough to identify.

Copyright Infringement

Copyright infringement is the unlawful use of copyrighted material by someone who is not the copyright holder. This can include copying, distributing, or selling copyrighted material without permission from the copyright holder. Copyright infringement is a serious offense and can result in civil and criminal penalties.

Money Laundering

White collar money laundering conceals the origins of illegally obtained money by running it through a legitimate business or investment. This can be done by setting up shell companies or using false invoices to make money appear to come from a legitimate source. Money laundering allows criminals to profit from their illegal activities without being detected by law enforcement.

Identity Theft

White collar identity theft is a type of fraud in which criminals pose as legitimate businesses or professionals to obtain sensitive information such as social security numbers or financial account information. This type of crime is often committed through phishing scams, in which the criminal sends an email or other communication that appears to be from a legitimate source to trick the victim into revealing personal information.

Forgery

White collar forgery is the creation of false documents or records intending to defraud. This can include forging signatures, dates, or other information on documents such as contracts, financial statements, or government records. Forgery can also involve creating false documents from scratch, such as counterfeit currency.

White Collar Crime Legal Defense

You should contact us if you are involved in a white collar crime. One of our attorneys can assist you in defending yourself against white collar crimes. We can also help you understand your legal options for any crimes. We can work to hold the criminal responsible for the damage they have caused. Call us at 954-764-6800 for a consultation.

 

 

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Keep in touch

Phone

954-764-6800

Serving South Florida

(24/7 Free Consultation)

Email

Offices

6400 North Andrews Avenue #505

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Office Info  |  Get Directions

21458 Burnside court

Boca Raton, FL 33433

Office Info  |  Get Directions
Request Free Consult
Consultation only. No legal advice will be offered and consultation does not constitute an attorney-client relationship.