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.
After an investigation spanning the past several years, one major New York contractor has avoided prosecution for multiple charges of fraud. In this recent case, the contractor was accused of white collar charges consisting of allegedly inflated bills on various New York City projects that potentially affected developers as well as taxpayers across the state. The contractor in question has contributed to the construction of a significant portion of the city.
Authorities claim that a recently uncovered insurance fraud ring in New York is the largest in the history of its kind. According to prosecutors, these white collar crime allegations involved ten licensed doctors, three lawyers, thousands of patients, numerous clinics and 105 corporate entities working together in an alleged attempt to make over $275 million in fraudulent charges to auto insurance companies. It is said that the ring was led by a criminal gang based in New York City.
Forgery is a crime that many think has to do with carefully copying signatures and it might take months of analysis from experts to come to a conclusion as to whether a signature is a forgery or not. That is not the case in today's world filled with technology. Many people have switched from using checks and cash to credit and debit cards, adding a digital component to what forgery is.