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November 11, 2019
MN Wire Fraud Attorney

What Are The Elements of Wire Fraud?

Wire fraud is similar to regular fraud, except that it takes place over phone lines or involves electronic communications. The legal definition of wire fraud has four elements: • The defendant created or participated in a scheme to defraud another out of money or property; • The defendant did so […]
November 7, 2019

What Does an Identity Theft Attorney Do?

Identity theft is the type of crime that can cause significant damage that lingers for many years, especially when it results in a negative credit history or reputational harm. Because of this, it’s important to take immediate action to protect yourself if you find that your identity has been stolen. […]
November 7, 2019
Securities Fraud Attorney

What Are The Penalties of Securities Fraud?

Securities fraud, also known as investor or stock fraud, covers a range of activities that violate federal and state laws pertaining to buying, selling and trading securities. The most common forms of securities fraud include: • Misrepresentation (presenting misleading or false information to investors about a company, or its securities) […]
November 7, 2019
Monety Laundering Attorney MN

What is considered embezzlement?

Embezzlement is defined as the act of theft or misappropriation of funds placed in the trust of someone, such as funds that belong to an employer. In essence, when a person entrusts their property to another person, but the person in possession of the property unlawfully converts the ownership rights […]
November 7, 2019
MN Tax Evasion Attorney

What is The Difference between criminal tax evasion and civil tax fraud

Tax fraud as a general matter is very difficult for the government to prove because they have the burden to show the court that the taxpayer has intentionally defrauded the government out of tax revenue. Proving that a taxpayer knowingly violated the highly complicated Internal Revenue Code is a very […]
October 28, 2019
bank fraud attorney

Can you go to jail for bank fraud?

If you’re concerned that you or a loved one are in violation of federal banking regulations, it’s helpful to learn what kinds of acts are considered bank fraud. There are also some issues that the state considers bank fraud. Most bank fraud statutes fall into the forgery category. For example, […]
October 28, 2019
Securities Fraud Attorney

What Are the Types of Securities Fraud ?

Securities fraud takes on many forms. In fact, there is no shortage of methods used to trick investors with false information. High-yield investment fraud, for example, may come with guarantees of high rates of return while claiming there is little to no risk. The investments themselves may be in commodities, […]
October 28, 2019
Monety Laundering Attorney MN

What is Racketeering?

Racketeering refers to crimes committed through extortion or coercion. A racketeer attempts to obtain money or property from another person, usually through intimidation or force. The term is typically associated with organized crime. The law defines 35 different offenses that constitute racketeering in the U.S. The list includes gambling, kidnap, […]
October 28, 2019
Insider Trading MN

What is the Sentencing and Punishment for Insider Trading

Insider trading can be punished strictly by civil sanctions, or involve criminal prosecution, or both. Federal law authorizes what are known as “treble” damages if the SEC brings a civil action against you for violating insider trading rules. This means the amount you can be fined can be up to […]
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