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White Collar Crimes Archives

White collar crimes: What are the most common types of forgery?

Forgery happens when someone fakes a signature, falsifies documents or changes existing documents without the necessary authorization. Although laws regarding white collar crimes might vary, all states, including Michigan, treat forgery a serious matter. Depending on the unique circumstances of each case, those accused can face misdemeanor or felony charges.

White collar crimes: Marriage fraud exposed to obtain green cards

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement recently issued a press release that exposed an organization that creates sham marriages for those intending to obtain U.S. Green Cards for citizens of foreign countries. This case might be an eye opener for people nationwide, including Michigan, to learn about the potential consequences of committing white collar crimes. In this case, 96 people face federal charges after they were indicted for marriage fraud in another state.

Michigan pharmacy owner faces white collar crimes charges

A former member of the Michigan Board of Pharmacy was indicted on several federal charges in the U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Michigan. The white collar crimes charges followed an investigation and a raid by police on one of the accused pharmacist's two stores. Court documents indicate that the charges include insurance fraud.

White collar crimes alleged in college admissions fraud claims

Public trust in Michigan and across the country was shaken by news reports about college admissions fraud schemes involving several celebrities. Actress Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Gianulli were accused of white collar crimes after they allegedly paid $500,000 in bribes to get  their two daughters admitted to a leading university on the West Coast, based on false claims that the girls were competitive rowers. This is but one of the dozens of alleged admission fraud cases involving a number of prestigious schools nationwide.

White collar crimes charges filed against seller of mining waste

People in Michigan might have been offered certificates of title to own mining waste that promised to be rich in precious metals. A 77-year-old man in another state was recently indicted on various white collar crimes related to the sales of mining slag. Prosecutors say, among others, the charges include money laundering and federal fraud involving $7 million.

Guilty plea on white collar crimes involving cryptocurrency

Investors nationwide, including Michigan, who consider making "no-risk" investments in cryptocurrency projects might be blinded by the promises of high-interest returns and other benefits. ryptocurrency laws are evolving, and many gray areas exist. However, in a case that the U.S. Attorney's office believes to be the first of its kind nationwide, a cryptopreneur pleaded guilty to white collar crimes in federal court.

Nurse pleads guilty to white collar crimes

Anyone in Michigan or any other state who faces federal charges may be advised by legal counsel to plead guilty. In many cases, such a plea could lead to the best possible outcome. This was how a 37-year-old man in another state pleaded on multiple white collar crimes charges.

White collar crimes: Indictment alleges Medicaid fraud

Medicaid fraud forms the basis of many federal criminal cases filed each year, including in Michigan. The current opioid epidemic has led to many allegations of white collar crimes, including those involving a former owner of a state-licensed drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in another state. The 38-year-old man was recently indicted in federal court on 60 counts for alleged indiscriminate handing out of opioids and then filing fraudulent Medicaid claims.

Team executive admits to white collar crimes involving $13.4M

Whenever people in Michigan and other states are appointed in positions in which they will be trusted to work with significant amounts of money, some may not be able to resist the temptation of siphoning some of it off for personal use. White collar crimes charges frequently result from such situations. A recent case involved an executive of a professional basketball team in another state.

White collar crimes: How is wire fraud committed?

People in Michigan might be conned to participate in schemes that involve wire fraud without even realizing that they are caught up in criminal activities. Acts of wire fraud are white collar crimes that require the use of electronic communication systems or any type of interstate communications facilities. Telephones and the internet are the primary communication methods used to commit wire fraud.

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