An upstate New York ice cream vendor that was previously harassed and stalked by two business competitors has run into trouble with the law himself. The owner/operator of Mr. Ding-A-Ling's ice cream truck in Fulton County was arrested for drunk driving over the July 4th weekend. While a DWI arrest is serious under any circumstances, the fact that the accused man was operating a vehicle intended to attract ice cream cone customers may have raised a few eyebrows in Northampton, where the incident occurred. Fortunately, police say this happened shortly after midnight, well past the hour when young children would normally be clamoring for cones.
It is a simple fact of life that, in this money-driven economy, some people will inevitably feel the need to resort to embezzlement or fraud in order to have a better lifestyle. When a person has been caught or accused of committing such a white collar crime, sometimes all that can be done is to admit that mistakes were made and move on with the best course of action available. A former New York pastor may have to do just that after he was accused of stealing nearly funds from the church.
Four people have been targeted by New York law enforcement in connection with a purported fraudulent check-cashing scheme. Authorities say these white collar crime allegations concern attempts to cash business checks that were stolen and then forged. They have announced the arrests of at least four people in an around Syracuse in connection with the investigation.
Recently, the New York media has focused on several political scandals. Separately, two politicians were accused of white collar crime in separate incidents. That has led Governor Andrew Cuomo to propose yet another piece of legislation to combat public corruption. Called the Public Trust Act, it creates three new crimes and strengthens penalties against those convicted in criminal court.
When defendants are labeled as offenders or criminals at a young age, it can make it difficult for them to escape the label as they try to move forward with their lives. If a defendant is accused of a crime that involves the planning of a white collar crime, the negative label may seem even more difficult to overcome. A well-informed defendant in New York may be able to help themselves a great deal in the future by presenting an effective response to white collar charges in the present.
All criminal accusations are hard on the individual and their families. Charges that upset the community due to their nature are some of the most difficult to counter. Whether the allegations are true or not, a sense that the community is being cheated can make a difficult case even more so. To fight against white collar charges in New York and rebuild one's life requires a very good understanding of the law.
Handling accusations of fraud in the midst of an extended government crackdown can be difficult. There is an effort to streamline and reduce health-related costs, most especially burdens on the health care system related to fraud. Due to the active pursuit of such defendants by the government, it is increasingly imperative that those accused of health care fraud and related white collar charges be well informed about the law and prepared to firmly defend themselves against any charges.
The stock market is a venue filled with potential profits and losses. Traders of all kinds flock to the New York Stock Exchange in their effort to make the right trades at the right time. However, when certain traders make suspect moves that raise prosecutors' suspicions, this can lead to an investigation that results in individuals facing one of the many potential criminal penalties that can be associated with an alleged white collar crime.
New York business owners are often given the task of handling large amounts of client's money. In a large number of cases across New York and the country each year, prosecutors are called to investigate the allegation of a white collar crime due to a suspicion that the business owner is unlawfully spending the money given to them. In a recent case, the owner of a Long Island insurance company is facing white collar charges for allegedly stealing over $600,000 of his client's funds.
With the increased presence of the Internet in the daily life of Syracuse residents and people all across New York, it isn't hard to imagine that law enforcement officials would dedicate a significant amount of resources to gather evidence against individuals for suspected cybercrimes.