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What Is “Money Laundering”?

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In white collar criminal cases, federal prosecutors frequently charge defendants with some form of money laundering. In broad terms, money laundering is the process of attempting to ‘”cleanse the taint” from the proceeds of some criminal activity. One of the key federal money laundering statutes, 18 U.S.C. § 1956, makes it a crime for… Read More »

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Are Ponzi Schemes Illegal in Florida?

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Back in the early 20th century, a Boston man named Charles Ponzi realized that you could make a tidy profit through the use of international reply coupons. An IRC is a coupon that you can exchange for a certain number of priority airmail postage stamps from another country. Ponzi had agents buy IRCs in… Read More »

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Florida Man Sentenced to 12 Months (and 1 Day) in Federal Prison for Mail Fraud

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White collar criminal prosecutions in Florida tend to focus on fraud. This encompasses a wide range of non-violent yet still criminal conduct designed to deprive a person of their property through deception. Such fraud often invokes federal prosecution as these cases almost always involve the use of some means of interstate communication or commerce,… Read More »

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COVID Fraud Prosecutions on the Rise in Florida

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During the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress authorized a number of emergency relief programs to help struggling businesses stay afloat. But now, nearly four years later, the government’s focus has shifted to prosecuting individuals suspected of misusing those relief funds. Indeed, we have seen a marked increase in prosecutions of white collar… Read More »

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Can You Go to Jail for Violating a Civil Injunction?

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It is no secret that private corporations exercise an enormous amount of political influence. This influence often extends to the legal system as well. But how far can prosecutors and the courts go in enforcing the demands of private business? And at what point do private citizens face potential criminal liability for acting in… Read More »

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Former Jacksonville Jaguars Employee Faces Federal Wire Fraud Charges

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Stealing from your employer can mean more than losing your job. You could also face serious criminal charges. Indeed, if you use any means of interstate communication, such as the Internet, to steal from or defraud your employer, federal prosecutors can charge you with wire fraud. This is one of the most commonly prosecuted… Read More »

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Could You Face Criminal Charges for Lying About Yourself on a Dating Site?

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In the old days, people would join social clubs and activities, get set up by friends, and even pay for in-person dating services to meet new people and see if any potential romantic connections result. Finding one’s significant other is big business, as people tend to be social and not interested in living a… Read More »

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Florida Man Arrested For Investment Scams

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Many people are motivated by money. But instead of working for their money, they scam innocent people out of their hard-earned money. Scams are a type of fraud, which is often classified as a white collar crime. These crimes are typically punished aggressively. A 54-year-old man from Cape Coral was recently arrested for investment… Read More »

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