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White Collar Crimes

What constitutes identity theft in Florida?

Identity theft has become an increasingly popular crime during the past few decades. The tactics would-be criminals use to procure sensitive personal data have become increasingly sophisticated in recent years. Both federal and state lawmakers have quickly drafted...

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What is price gouging?

There's a lot to take in about the effect that the COVID-19 virus is having on the country, but one issue that seems to have caught everyone's attention is the issue of hoarding and price gouging. Those are twin problems that often crop up during any major...

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Ex-tribal casino employees plead guilty

On Feb. 4, 2020, four former employees of a tribal casino located in Miami, Florida, pleaded guilty to charges that they conspired to steal money from Miccosukee Resort & Gaming. They additionally entered guilty pleas to conspiracy charges related to money...

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Guilty plea in United Way embezzlement

Florida residents might like to know about a former Milton mayor charged with tax evasion and wire fraud. The man was the director of the Santa Rosa County United Way, and he allegedly embezzled $650,000 from his employer. He pleaded guilty to the charges. According...

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What to know about pyramid and Ponzi schemes

Florida residents may have heard of the terms "Ponzi scheme" and "pyramid scheme." While the two terms are similar, they're not exactly the same. The big difference between such schemes is that a pyramid scheme does not promise any specific rate of return. Meanwhile,...

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