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Federal Prison Sentence For Participant In Money-Laundering Conspiracy Involving Former Pennsylvania Narcotics Agent

By Gary E. Gerson |

Stories about family members working together in an “us against the world” scenario certainly make for interesting movies, especially when their quest is illegal.  When it happens in real life, though, it means being separated from your (proverbial and literal) partner in crime in different correctional institutions.  In fact, you and your family member… Read More »

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Administrator of Contraband Marketplace Website Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering

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Laws about drugs are changing, especially at the state level.  For example, Pennsylvania, like many other states, is inching closer to completely decriminalizing cannabis possession.  Meanwhile, it has enacted Good Samaritan laws to protect bystanders who call for assistance for drug overdose victims from criminal prosecution, even if the bystander is under the influence… Read More »

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Participants in Pittsburgh Home Health Fraud Conspiracy Sentenced to Probation and Home Detention

By Gary E. Gerson |

Almost everyone has received medical care at some point in their lives, but how many people truly understand how billing for medical services works?  On the one hand, you might think you have paid your bill for an emergency room visit, only to get surprise bills in the hundreds of thousands of dollars because… Read More »

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When the Marijuana Is Legal but the Currency Used to Pay for It Is Illegal

By Gary E. Gerson |

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is the government office responsible for investigating financial crimes.  It was established as part of the Department of the Treasury in 1990, and while its original purpose was to investigate transactions related to money laundering and funding of terrorist activities, it plays a role in investigating many kinds… Read More »

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Man deported from Uganda for white collar crimes

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In a trial that has been going on for nearly a year, an American who has been on trial in Kampala, Uganda on charges of counterfeiting currency notes worth more than $180,000 will be deported to the United States, where he will face criminal charges in Pittsburgh. According to witnesses, the suspect pleaded with… Read More »

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Indiana man indicted for white collar crimes

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An Indiana County investment is accused of stealing $1.2 million from 22 clients over a six-year period, according to federal officials. Last Thursday, a federal grand jury indicted a 54-year-old man from Indiana on one count each of securities fraud and mail fraud. The Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday filed a civil lawsuit… Read More »

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Pair of office workers commit white collar crimes

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White collar crimes such as theft, embezzlement, and laundering carry with them large fines, jail time, and other stiff penalties. If convicted, it is very likely that the crime will be considered a felony, seriously hindering the guilty party of obtaining gainful employment upon release of prison and/or probation. If you have questions about white… Read More »

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White collar crimes suspect stole from program clients

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White collar crimes like money laundering, embezzling, and stealing money are serious and can result in high restitution payments and long stints in jail. Depending on the amount of money stolen, and how many counts, a person could see years in jail and a federal crime on their record. A Nigerian immigrant who was honored… Read More »

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Woman charged with white collar crimes was youth league president

By Gary E. Gerson |

People who are placed in positions of power for non-profit organizations are entrusted with a great deal responsibility. Sometimes, those people make the mistake of using some of that money for personal reasons, then don’t have answers when someone wants to know where the money has gone. White collar crimes, such as theft and fraud, can… Read More »

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Former police chief sentenced for white collar crimes, corruption

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Being arrested for white collar crimes like corruption, especially if you were once in a position of power, can be a denigrating time in a person’s life. Feelings of depression and guilt can cloud a suspect’s judgment as he or she moves forward with the legal process. These types of white collar crimes, however, can be… Read More »

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