White collar crime is often a complex matter, and if you are facing charges, you will need strong legal representation to avoid serious consequences. At Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C., we have protected the rights of numerous Pennsylvania clients accused of a broad spectrum of white collar crimes. We understand that a conviction can come with repercussions that seem unduly harsh.
Unpaid debts, large medical bills, mortgage payments and the other expenses of daily life may make it tempting to steal funds from a business or an organization. However, in Pennsylvania, embezzlement is a crime associated with serious consequences, like fines and prison time, due to the negative effect it can have on an organization. In some cases, organizations may struggle financially to maintain their operations after money has been stolen by another member of their team.
Strict adherence to accounting procedures and guidelines contributes to a large portion of any Pennsylvania business’ success. When one member of an accounting team fails to abide by proper accounting principles and engage in accounting fraud, that person not only compromises him or herself, but the business’ profitability and reputation.
When Pennsylvanians are suspected of fraud, they sometimes take drastic actions to hide their behavior. In some severe cases, their mistakes change the lives of their spouses, children, and extended family members. However, it is important for Pennsylvanians to remember that everyone is innocent until proven guilty; even if someone appears to be covering up his mistakes, he may not have committed fraud or any other type of white collar crime.
When employees in Pennsylvania and other states are given access to a significant amount of money, it can be tempting for them to steal some of it for themselves, hoping that no one will notice. However, most companies and organizations routinely audit their financial information for signs of fraud and other forms of white collar crime, and people who steal funds from their employer are often caught.
Due to unemployment, illness, or other unexpected life events, Pennsylvanians sometimes face financial struggles. In these circumstances, some people turn to various forms of white-collar crime to raise the money they need to cover medical expenses, mortgage payments, and more. However, it is also important to remember that anyone who has been accused of such crimes is innocent until proven guilty.
As the month of July draws to a close, anticipation begins of a new football season at Penn State University. This will be the first since the Jerry Sandusky scandal cast a shadow over the football program and spawned an exodus of talent just before the 2012 season began.