Securities Fraud

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Civil Fraud Lawsuits Can Turn Into Criminal Fraud Charges

Fraud charges arise when someone uses deception to gain an unfair or unlawful advantage. Civil fraud lawsuits are filed by private individuals or entities who believe they have been harmed by another party’s fraudulent behavior. But, if the plaintiff in a civil fraud lawsuit wins, does that mean the defendant will also face criminal fraud […]

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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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A Criminal Fraud Conviction Requires “Intent to Defraud”

There are several different types of criminal fraud which include health care fraud, investment fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud securities fraud, insurance fraud, theft by false pretenses, and embezzlement.  No matter what type of criminal fraud charges a person is facing in California, the prosecution must be able to prove “beyond a reasonable doubt”, the

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