What Is Organized Crime?

You’ve probably heard of organized crime before, but what do you really know about it? What crimes fall under this umbrella term? Who commits organized crimes? And how are these crimes investigated and prosecuted? Let the legal defense experts at The Law Offices of Robert J. DeGroot help you better understand these crimes and how […]

What Is Intellectual Property Theft?

Have you heard of intellectual property theft? It’s a crime that can victimize individuals and organizations alike, and with the advent of social media sites like Instagram and Pinterest, is more rampant than ever. Learn from the Law Offices of Robert J. DeGroot the specifics of this crime, how it affects victims, how it’s proven […]

What Is Corporate Fraud?

Let the experts at the Law Offices of Robert J. DeGroot help you better understand the specifics of corporate fraud, how the FBI and federal and state prosecutors treat this type of misconduct, and how defense attorneys help the accused protect their constitutional rights. What is corporate fraud? Corporate fraud can be broadly defined as […]

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 […]