White Collar Crimes Archives

Embezzlement is a serious white-collar crime

Many people in Indiana may have heard of "Ponzi schemes" and other types of embezzlement, but they may not have a clear idea of what exactly constitutes embezzlement. When a person has legal responsibility over business assets, bank assets, trust assets or other assets belonging to someone else, but then uses those assets illicitly for their own personal gain, this constitutes embezzlement.

Insurance fraud charges can net the unwary

The scary thing about many white collar crimes is that, in many cases, an upstanding Indiana resident can find themselves on the receiving end of criminal charges for what from their perspective was simple carelessness. In other cases, someone who thought he or she was just doing what everyone did, saving time, or the like will wind dealing with a criminal accusation of fraud.

Federal investigation leads to charges related to gun purchases

Gun crimes are a hot topic in the nationwide news these days, and the Indianapolis area is no exception. Sometimes, there is more to an alleged crime than just the act of violence. In some cases, federal investigators will track down a gun's origin. These types of investigations are closer to the investigation of a white collar crime than a crime of violence.

Indianapolis police sergeant charged with official misconduct

Several auto salvage businesses in our state purchase wrecked automobiles, make certain repairs, obtain a salvage title for the cars and sell them to the public. Obtaining a salvage title though, requires the signature of an Indianapolis police officer on a form that certifies that the officer has inspected the major components of the vehicle, confirmed that necessary repairs were made and verified ownership of these parts. But, an Indianapolis police officer has recently been charged with a white collar crime for attempting to subvert this process for his own financial advantage.

Owners of restaurant chain charged with underreporting income

Prosecutors in Marion County have revealed the results of a three-year long investigation into the owners of a chain of Teppanyaki restaurants in central Indiana. The owners are suspected of underreporting cash sales and, thereby, avoiding sales taxes. Investigators in the Marion County's office did not reveal many details of their investigation, but they pointed to their recently increased efforts to crack down on white collar crime.

Being accused of a white collar crime is a serious situation

Not every crime involves a violent affair. White collar crimes are taken just as seriously as violent crimes by prosecutors in Indiana. In fact, depending on the circumstances, a white collar crime might be punishable by both state law and federal law. Moreover, accusations of white collar crimes could tarnish a person's professional reputation leading to job loss and difficulties obtaining new employment.

2 State AGs, SEC probe ExxonMobil statements on climate change

The attorneys general of New York and Massachusetts, along with the Securities and Exchange Commission, are investigating whether ExxonMobil has been misleading investors about the full costs and benefits of some of its oil and gas projects. The New York Attorney General has accused the company of making "materially false and misleading statements" in its reports to investors, which would be a violation of both state and federal law.

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