Over the last couple of weeks, the posts on this blog discussed some common white-collar crimes and the penalties associated with those. Those two posts provided an overview of insurance fraud, insider trading, tax evasion and money laundering and the penalties associated with these four white collar crimes.
Last week's blog post discussed the penalties associated with insurance fraud. Insurance fraud is a white collar crime that attracts penalties both at federal and state levels. In addition to insurance fraud, some other common white collar crimes are insider trading, tax evasion, money laundering and embezzlement. This post will discuss the penalties associated with insider trading, tax evasion and money laundering.
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, white collar crime relates to the full range of frauds committed by business and government professionals. Some major characteristics of white collar crime, per the FBI, are deceit, concealment and violation of trust. It does not involve physical force or violence and the motive is related to obtaining money, property, services or personal/professional advantage.
Many Indianapolis residents who have followed the political news in the last several months have probably heard the phrase "perjury trap." In common parlance, many people may believe it means that a prosecutor is trying to get a high-profile target in criminal trouble by asking difficult or embarrassing questions under oath.
Any Indianapolis resident who follows political and legal developments probably recognizes that perjury is a common accusation that gets thrown around in high profile controversies.
The old saying, greasing the skids, commonly refers to a person, who usually who wants something done for his or her business even on a personal level, developing relationships with public officials and regulators.
As many Indianapolis residents have probably heard, Indiana and the rest of the country are facing a so-called opioid epidemic. Indeed, while not a disease in the strict sense of the word, many people are getting seriously hurt or even killed because of painkiller and other prescription drug abuse.
The superintendent of an Indiana school system north and east of the greater Indianapolis area was recently arrested on insurance fraud and other criminal charges, including official misconduct. Some of these charges are felonies under Indiana law.
Many Indianapolis residents may have heard about people, including high-profile people, getting accused of money laundering either at the state or federal level.
Whether it is filed in state or federal court, an Indianapolis resident who is facing a fraud charge is facing a very serious affair. Depending on the circumstances, a conviction for any type of fraud can land a person in prison for years. It also can mean additional years on probation, the terms of which can include having to pay back every penny of restitution on the pain of going back to jail.