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April 2015 Archives

Skilled attorney can help reduce sentence for embezzlement, theft offenses, P.2

In our last post, we began discussing the factors that go into assigning a sentencing range for federal embezzlement convictions and convictions for other theft offenses. We’ve already talked a bit about how an experienced criminal defense attorney may be able to help reduce the sentencing range for these offenses by ensuring that the offense seriousness level assigned to the conviction is no greater than is warranted by the evidence.

Skilled attorney can help reduce sentence for embezzlement, theft offenses

Tampa readers may have seen in the news that a Florida man who formerly worked at Florida State University as a Finance Professor has been charged by a federal grand jury with embezzlement. According to the indictment, the man stole over $650,000 from funds held by the university during his time as a professor there. The allegations are clearly serious, particularly given the fact that university professors are expected not only to be knowledgeable in their subjects, but to model the ethical standards of their area of profession.

Report confirms prevalence of fraud in Florida

The findings of a report recently released by the Fair Trade Commission is likely not that surprisingly to Tampa readers: the state of Florida, far and away, has the highest number of fraud and identity theft complaints per capita when compared to other states. The gap between such complaints in Florida and other states is quite significant, too, with the Sunshine State turning up more than twice the amount of complaints as states that took up the number two position.

Menendez charged with public corruption, indicted for bribery

charges in connection with his friendship with Florida eye surgeon Salomon Melgen. Earlier this week, the Senator was indicted on charges of conspiracy, fraud, making false statements on government documents and eight counts of bribery, each of which carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison. Menendez is the first senator to be charged with bribery since 1980.

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