What Are the Three Most Common White Collar Crimes?

What is white collar crime?  According to the FBI’s own definition, white collar crime is a term that originated in the late 1930s in reference to the category of crimes that are usually financial in nature — either in an effort to scam, steal money or property, or to avoid paying or losing it  —  […]

Some of the Most Outrageous White Collar Crimes of 2020

January 2020: Schemes of staged accidents land Washingtonians in federal prison for insurance fraud Two washingtonians from the Spokane area staged a total of seven accidents, including those related to fall, automobile, and boating accidents in order to defraud insurance companies out of payments to the tune of nearly $1.5 million. According to the U.S. […]

What Is Bank Fraud?

Bank fraud is the potential unlawful acquisition of money, property, or other valuables from a financial institution such as a bank or a credit union, or it can be defined as the acquisition of money, property, or other valuables by misrepresenting oneself or their business as one of the aforementioned financial institutions.  This is a […]

What Is Mortgage Fraud?

In periods of economic strife, certain white collar crimes associated with bank fraud, such as mortgage fraud, tend to see an increase in occurrence.  The economic crisis of 2008 and the one we’re experiencing today are just such periods, and with those periods of increased criminal activity come increased attention from federal and state prosecutors, […]

What Is Prescription Drug Fraud?

What is prescription drug fraud? Prescription drug fraud is the illegal procurement of a controlled substance use for medication. This form of fraud can occur in hospitals, pharmacies, and other medical facilities where such drugs are prescribed, stored, and/or legally distributed. Prescription drug fraud can encompass a wide variety of specific acts, including (but not […]

What Happens When a Pharmacist Steals Drugs?

Prescription drug fraud is a common phenomenon. Each and every day, people all across the United States commit fraud in an attempt to illegally obtain prescription drugs. Regardless of whether or not the intent is to resell these drugs on the black market, or to use them for personal consumption, a serious crime is being […]

I’ve been charged with healthcare fraud! What should I do?

If you’ve been charged with healthcare fraud in New Jersey,you need the right knowledge and legal defense plan! According to the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association, the annual cost of healthcare fraud in the United States is nearly seventy billion dollars. Healthcare fraud and abuse is considered a federal crime. Additionally, there are also state-level […]

Six Steps for Choosing a Criminal Defense Attorney

No one wants to go through the experience of being charged with a crime. It has the power to upend your entire world. Quite suddenly, your life and its regular day-to-day routine will be thrown by the wayside so you can focus on what has become the most important thing: building the kind of strong […]

Every Citizen Accused of a Crime is Entitled to these 5 Things

Being accused of a crime is a serious matter. In turn, it requires serious consideration by the accused in order to best protect their rights as a US citizen to ensure the best possible outcomes based on the charges they’re facing and their ability to create a sound defense against those accusations. When accused of […]

I’ve been accused of drug trafficking in New Jersey. What should I do?

What is drug trafficking? Drug trafficking is often narrowly thought of as the distribution of illegal drugs, but can also refer to a broader variety of activities beyond distribution, including cultivation, manufacturing, importation, and sale of illicit substances.  It’s important to note that drug trafficking is distinctly different than drug possession. Drug possession is the […]