The father of a Grand Rapids man sentenced to 13 months in prison for deleting financial documents says he and his son made a terrible mistake. The older man blames himself for his son’s legal problems and says he was just being a good son.
Prosecutors claim that a Michigan woman took money raised by a charity she ran and used it for personal expenses. She has been charged with embezzlement related to nearly $20,000 in allegedly misused donations.
When it comes to money, corporations doing business in Michigan are aggressive about protecting what they feel belong to them. They often enlist law enforcement to pursue white collar charges against individuals, whether employees or customers, they believe stole from them.
When people in Michigan or elsewhere are in trouble with the law, they may turn out to be their own worst enemies. It is only natural to try to talk one's way out of trouble when accused of a crime, but it may be more appropriate to let a legal representative handle the defense. Navigating the defense of white collar crimes, such as insurance fraud, is complicated and may need a professional to determine the most suitable strategy.