Examples of White Collar Crimes

March 12, 2021

white collar crimesWhite collar crimes are crimes that people commit for the purpose of monetary gain. Even though they are often called non-violent crimes, they can still cause serious harm. If you have been accused of a white collar crime, then it is a good idea to contact a Palm Harbor criminal defense lawyer. The following is a list of white collar crimes.

Securities Fraud

This is also known as investment fraud or stock fraud. It involves using deceptive practices in order to get investors to make decisions that result in financial loss. There are several ways that securities fraud can be committed. Pyramid schemes, late-day trading and Ponzi schemes are examples of securities fraud.

Embezzlement

Embezzlement is one of the most common types of Palm Harbor white collar crimes. It occurs when a person steals or misappropriates funds that belong to their employer. However, it is important to note that you do not have to steal from your employer in order to be accused of embezzlement. If you misuse any type of funds that have been entrusted to you, then you can be accused of embezzlement.

Someone can take the money and use it for things that it was not intended to be used. They can also create receipts and bills for things that did not happen and use the money to pay for personal things.

Money Laundering

This involves taking money that one earned from doing illegal activities and making it seem like it was earned legitimately. It is essentially taking dirty money and trying to make it look clean. White collar criminal lawyers in Palm Harbor can defend people who have been charged with money laundering.

Call The Law Office of Robert Eckard & Associates

A white collar crime can land you in jail for several years. That is why you should contact a Palm Harbor white collar crime lawyer. Your attorney can come up with a defense that can help you get your charges dropped or get a lighter sentence.

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