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September 2019 Archives

Feds nail 5 for alleged white collar crimes exceeding $17 million

Following a federal investigation, five people in the medical world were recently arrested. The special agent of the Inspector General's Office in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service says the five people are trusted health care professionals, typically expected to provide patients nationwide, including Michigan, with quality medical services. The white collar crimes charges they face range from health care fraud to fentanyl theft.

Felonies: The role of DNA in criminal proceedings

Genetic research over more than 150 years has led to DNA analysis, which has become an invaluable asset in criminal justice. Today, the DNA of suspects in felonies like rape and murder can be compared to the DNA of millions of offenders, arrestees and also samples preserved from other crime scenes. By establishing CODIS, the Combined DNA Index System, DNA found at a crime scene in Michigan might, for example, be matched to a sample collected years ago on the other side of the world.

Just because it looks like embezzlement doesn’t mean it is

In today's complex business environment, following the rules is not always as easy as one might think. There are thousands of regulations that govern how businesses must interact with each other and their clients, and it is easy to accidentally violate one or more regulations without any bad intent.

White collar crimes: Business email compromise costs billions

The FBI recently reported that business email compromise cost U.S. companies $26 billion between 2016 and now. These white collar crimes are simple to carry out and extremely effective, and targets can be companies in Michigan or elsewhere in the country. Authorities say that this type of email wire fraud appears to be one of the most costly cyber crimes committed against corporations.

White collar crimes charges filed after alleged identity fraud

The consequences of being charged with identity fraud and wire fraud are serious for anyone in Michigan or elsewhere. A 24-year-old man was recently indicted by a federal grand jury in another state on white collar crimes charges. He is accused of defrauding an elderly victim to the value of $800,000 during a period of less than one year.

Felonies: Are there rules for retaining DNA for databanks?

The advances in DNA technology have benefited many individuals and concluded various cases. It has been successfully used to prove guilt and innocence in felonies nationwide, including Michigan. The use of DNA technology has led to convictions in cases that went cold decades ago, and it has also set free several people who spent many years in prisons for crimes they did not commit.

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