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White Collar Crimes Archives

Agencies involved in internet crime investigations

The online world has not only brought ease of commerce to people but has opened up a new venue via which crimes can be committed and alleged. People in Pennsylvania who are accused of internet crimes should know that many different government agencies can ultimately be involved in these cases. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the type of crime being alleged can determine which entity is involved.

Increased individual liability for corporate crime sought

While many Pennsylvania residents may initially think about things like murder, assault or robbery when they think about crime, it is equally important to acknowledge white collar crime. There are many things that can be considered white collar crime and it is not just individual people but entire corporations that can face allegations of these crimes. Perhaps a good recent example is how banks were targeted during the recent recession for their alleged involvement in the financial crisis.

Defending against tax evasion charges

It is often said that the only inevitable things in life are death and taxes. For any number of reasons, however, people in Pennsylvania, and elsewhere, may not pay their state or federal taxes. At Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C., we understand that what might have been a minor oversight or misunderstanding could lead to tax evasion charges. In this post, we will discuss possible defenses to these potentially serious criminal allegations.

What are the penalties for embezzlement in Pennsylvania?

In the state of Pennsylvania, embezzlement is considered a serious criminal offense. As such, being convicted of this crime may carry serious penalties, with lasting repercussions. In order to protect their rights, and their futures, it is important for those who have been charged with this white collar crime to understand the potential consequences.

Understanding federal mail fraud charges in Pennsylvania

Sometimes, something as simple as sending a letter may result in criminal charges for you and others, in Pennsylvania, and elsewhere. Being charged with the federal crime of mail fraud may have serious consequences, with lasting implications. People often ask us at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C., we are often asked about mail fraud charges. Therefore, in this post we will discuss what constitutes this offense under federal law, as well as the potential penalties you could face if convicted.

What is forgery?

Like many people in Philadelphia, the fake paintings often featured in suspense and action films are likely what come to mind when you think of forgery. There are, however, numerous situations when duplications or replications may be considered forgery. In order to protect yourself from being charged with this type of white collar crime, it may benefit you to understand what constitutes forgery in the state of Pennsylvania.

Woman charged with forgery after allegedly cashing fake check

Any number of factors may lead to someone cashing, or attempting to cash, a fake check. Doing so, however, could lead to serious criminal charges, including forgery. Since it is considered a serious offense in Philadelphia, and elsewhere, people could face potentially severe penalties if convicted of forgery, or some other white collar crime.

What are the penalties for identity theft in Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania state law defines identity theft as the possession or use of another person’s identifying information for an unlawful purpose without his or her consent.  This white collar crime is considered a serious offense in the state, and thus, carries severe consequences. At the law firm of Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C., we are often asked about identity theft charges. As such, we will discuss the grades of this offense, as well as the potential penalties you could face if convicted.

Pennsylvania white collar crimes: What is embezzlement?

Sometimes, people in Pennsylvania are charged with monitoring or managing the assets of other people or groups as a part of their job responsibilities. If they improperly use those funds or property for their own personal gain, it may qualify as embezzlement. In order to protect themselves from this type of charge, it behooves people to understand what constitutes embezzlement.

What are Ponzi schemes?

Most residents in Pennsylvania have heard references to white collar crime but may not always understand what types of acts fall under this label. The term refers to a range of things involving lying, stealing and cheating. White collar crimes involve professional people operating in their professional arena. Alleged lawyer malpractice or any other form of professional malpractice can be an example. Anything that can be classified as fraud, essentially, can be considered a form of white collar crime.

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