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Florida woman must repay $112,000 in disability fraud case

Disability fraud is not a very common form of crime. The system is very slow and the amount of benefits relatively low for the amount of effort someone would need to invest to perpetuate a successful fraud. That could include falsifying medical records, committing for...

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“No knowledge” defenses to security fraud in Florida

Security fraud is a simple crime, but the regulations and penalties can be extremely complex. It is important, therefore, to try and grasp all aspects if you have found yourself being accused of committing such a crime.In Florida, security fraud is taken very...

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Canadian issues with mortgage fraud an important lesson

Over the last few years, rates of mortgage fraud at both big and smaller banks and mortgage companies in Canada has been increasing. Standard & Poor's, a trusted financial services company that analyzes markets, bonds and stocks, has called attention to signs of...

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Tax evasion is a serious crime with serious consequences

Tax evasion and tax fraud are two of the more serious types of white collar crimes. While you may assume you're doing nothing more than bending the rules, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) may not feel the same way.Title 26 U.S.C. Section 7201 of the Internal Revenue...

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Your legal gun isn’t legal if you use marijuana at all

It's highly doubtful that anyone involved in the creation of the Constitution or the Second Amendment would have any way of knowing the challenges modern society faces. That fact is clear in the constantly waging social battle over gun control and gun ownership...

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Can you face a marijuana charge because of federal law?

Living in the United States and being a fan of marijuana isn't easy right now. Some states are making the product legal, while others are cracking down on keeping it off the streets. With the legalization of medical marijuana in some places and not in others, the...

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Health care fraud common in Florida and across the country

Thanks to a large population, including a high number of aging and retired residents, Florida sees a higher than average amount of fraud cases. In fact, as recently as 2015, Florida had the highest rate of fraud risk among all fifty states. Those figures deal with...

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Third DUI in Florida? Here’s what you need to know

When a person gets his or her first DUI, it may be a fluke. First offenses are treated fairly lightly, and although they're penalized, people may walk away without spending time in prison or paying extreme fines. That's not the case when it's your third offense.A...

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If you face fraud charges

White collar crime charges are difficult to face, no matter what field you work in or what the charges allege. Depending on the nature of the charges and your particular career, you may suffer significant challenges in your professional life even if the charges do not...

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