Federal criminal charges were recently filed against a former prosecutor in Macomb County. Reportedly, the defendant plans to plead guilty to white collar crimes charges of federal obstruction of justice. The charges arose from the former Michigan prosecutor's attempts to cover up the theft of $70,000.
Although most people nationwide, including Michigan, know to steer clear of Ponzi schemes, there are frequent reports of people losing millions after investing their money with the hopes to getting high returns. A federal indictment that was unsealed recently alleges that three men committed white collar crimes by posing as pastors and convincing people in their congregations to invest millions of dollars. Facing charges for white-collar-crimes is serious, and the alleged fraudsters will likely seek skilled legal counsel.
When times are difficult, as they are these days, some people in Michigan and elsewhere might take steps they would not have taken had they not been so desperate. In one such case in another state, a 40-year-old woman was recently charged in federal court with committing white collar crimes. She is accused of embezzling over $311,000 from a child development center where she worked.
Facing criminal charges in Michigan or elsewhere is serious, and seeking legal counsel from the onset is crucial. Such a case that involved alleged white collar crimes recently led to a superseding indictment by a federal grand jury in another state. A 26-year-old woman and a co-defendant face 14 counts, including aggravated identity theft, wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
When professionals and others in public positions in Michigan or elsewhere face federal charges, the effect on their personal and professional lives could be severe. One such case occurred in another state where a mayor and his wife face white collar crimes charges. The couple was recently indicted in federal court.
Michigan residents may be aware of a case in another state where more than $1.3 million was embezzled from a for-profit charter school. Federal prosecutors allege that a former executive director of the school used money meant for the school's accounts for personal enrichment. The woman reached a plea agreement with prosecution on the day the federal charges for white collar crimes were filed against her, indicating to the court that she would enter a guilty plea.
Allegations of the fraudulent billing of $1.4 billion for medical tests recently resulted in the indictment of 10 people. Michigan residents who follow white collar crimes cases might be interested to learn more about this case. According to the charges, 10 people were accused of conspiring in a scheme to bill private health insurers for fraudulent laboratory tests.
Many trial watchers nationwide, including Michigan may be following the case of a woman in another state who allegedly falsely claimed to suffer from several severe medical conditions. She pleaded not guilty to white collar crimes charges at a recent federal court appearance. The 35-year-old is charged with aggravated identity theft, mail fraud and wire fraud.
People in Michigan and elsewhere who find themselves in financial trouble are often unable to resist the temptation to participate in Ponzi schemes or other methods to con others into investing in nonexistent profitable projects. According to a recent indictment in a federal court, a 50-year-old man in another state is accused of white collar crimes involving scamming others into investing money in Christian support groups. It is alleged that he took advantage of fellow churchgoers and co-workers.
Being accused of embezzlement or fraud is serious in Michigan and elsewhere. A woman who was fired from an irrigation board in another state in 2017 is charged with white collar crimes she allegedly committed between 2014 and 2017. The former employee's indictment in February included embezzlement and other charges involving over $27,000.