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August 2014 Archives

What are white collar crimes?

Readers of the Atlanta Federal Criminal Defense Law Blog may have become familiar with the terms "fraud," "embezzlement" and "identity theft." However, they may not know that all these crimes, including a variety of other ones, all fall broadly under the head of "white collar crimes." White collar crimes are typically motivated by financial gain and involve crimes that are committed through deceit. Many of the common crimes touched upon on in this blog are encompassed by this term.

Union treasurer accused of embezzling from postal union

Georgia criminal charges have the potential to change someone's life permanently by affecting their employment, their relationships, their investments and their future legal battles as well. This is why criminal charges should be taken seriously, and the accused should try to prepare their defense as thoroughly and quickly as possible. Even if someone thinks they might be facing charges soon, they should start considering whether they want to consult an experienced criminal defense attorney or not.

175 count indictment for Atlanta woman accused of embezzling

Theft can be of many types, not just entering someone's house and taking their possessions from them. Embezzlement is a type of theft where the alleged thief has been given possession of property or assets for the purposes of managing or monitoring it but then supposedly misappropriates the funds for their own personal and unlawful gain. Embezzlement most usually occurs in employment settings.

Man indicted on criminal tax violations

Tax revenue is used by the federal government to support a variety of programs. Therefore, the Internal Revenue Service takes collection of taxes very seriously. If Georgia residents fail to pay their taxes, submit fraudulent returns or have other tax code violations, then they can face federal criminal charges. These charges can have serious penalties. One case has recently highlighted how serious tax code violations can become for an individual. In this case, a 64-year-old elected official has been indicted on tax violations and other felonies. This man is accused of accepting bribes while working as a county commissioner. According to prosecutors, these bribes included land, cars and cash worth over $950,000. However, officials claim that these financial benefits were never disclosed on his tax returns. Furthermore, the man is accused of failing to report income from a business he co-owned.

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