Mail Fraud

White Collar Crime

What is Considered White Collar Crime in Federal Court?

  The term White Collar Crime was reportedly coined in 1939 by Edwin Sutherland, a legendary sociologist, and criminologist. He used it to describe crimes committed by “persons of respectability” or those with high social status. Today, the FBI commonly uses the phrase to describe a crime committed by business and government professionals involving deception, …

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Common Defenses for Wire Fraud

Wire fraud happens when an individual uses a device to send information across state lines with the intention of defrauding someone. It’s a serious crime with penalties ranging from probation to 20 years in prison with only a single offense. When wire fraud includes a financial institution or can be connected to a federally declared emergency situation, those penalties rise to $1,000,000 in fines and a possibility of 30 years in prison.

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