Recent Posts in White Collar Category

  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania One year probation, a $3500.00 fine and no supervised release in a federal felony case. We achieved probation and a fine for our client in federal court after he had faced possible multiple felony charges of money laundering, defrauding the federal government and false sworn statements relating to naturalization, citizenship or registry ...
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  • Lying on the Stand

    || 20-Jul-2012

    What should a lawyer do when their client might lie under oath? When faced with the dilemma of "knowing" his client intends to commit perjury as a witness during a trial, an attorney must choose between his duty as a zealous advocate for his client and his duty as an officer to the court and justice system. This is not an easy decision. A lawyer should take several preemptive steps to ...
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  • Con-Man Can't Afford a Lawyer?

    || 9-Mar-2012

    Fraud, or theft by deception, is the intentional receiving or withholding of another person's property by the use of deception. Deception can be in the form of false identification, failure to disclose information relevant to the transaction between the parties, or failure to correct a false impression which the deceiver knows the impression has influenced the property owner. Con-Men are the ...
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  • Theft of Volunteer Firefighter Funds

    || 10-Nov-2011

    Theft involves the unlawful taking of another's property and is one of the highest invasions of property rights. In some cases, a person you know and trust can take what is rightfully yours without any warning or indication. The most vulnerable victims of theft crimes are often employers who trust their employees to carry out their jobs honestly. Employees handle large sums of money and ...
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  • Physician Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter

    || 2-Nov-2011

    Physician of Michael Jackson Accused of Involuntary Manslaughter. Under Pennsylvania statute, a person is guilty of involuntary manslaughter when as a direct result of the doing of an unlawful act in a reckless or grossly negligent manner, or of the doing of a lawful act in a reckless or grossly negligent manner, he or she causes the death of another person. The statute further defines that the ...
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  • Employee Steals from Gentex Corporation

    || 21-Sep-2011

    Theft involves the unlawful taking of another's property and is one of the highest invasions of property rights. In some cases, a person you know and trust may take what is rightfully yours without any warning or indication. The most vulnerable victims of theft crimes often are employers who trust their employees to carry out their jobs honestly. Employees handle large sums of money and ...
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  • Scranton Man Steals from Employer

    || 17-Aug-2011

    Man Steals From Employer. Theft involves the unlawful taking of another's property and is of the highest invasions of property rights. In some cases, a person you know and trust can take what is rightfully yours without any warning or indication. The most vulnerable victims of theft crimes are often employers who trust their employees to carry out their jobs honestly. Employees handle large ...
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  • Internet Crime in Wilkes-Barre and Scranton

    || 6-Mar-2011

    Internet crime occurs when a person uses the internet as the main means to commit a crime. Being convicted of an internet crime could have devastating effects on your ability to live your life the way you desire. It could mean prison, large fines, community service, probation, restitution to any victims, and a permanent mark on your record. Having a criminal record is never a good thing, and for ...
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  • White Collar Crimes

    || 30-Oct-2010

    White collar crimes are fairly common occurrences throughout Pennsylvania, and federal investigative agencies are known for being extremely thorough when obtaining information and evidence related to these types of activities. Fraud, embezzlement, money laundering, and false identification are just a few of the white collar crimes that attract the attention of federal agencies like the FBI and the ...
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  • Scranton Sex Crimes

    || 13-May-2010

    I have been writing a bit lately about the social stigma of criminal accusations and about the difficulty individuals often have establishing their innocence after the public, or sometimes even the courts, have determined their guilt, before verdict. This is perhaps nowhere more true than with Scranton sex crime accusations. Sex crimes are considered among the worst acts a person can commit, and ...
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  • Luzerne County Felony Defense

    || 5-May-2010

    It's probably not a great idea for a Luzerne County felony defense attorney to read the public comments that follow news articles detailing successful defense strategies lawyers use to advocate on behalf of their clients. Everyone is an expert, especially regarding high-profile cases, and the professionals advocating on behalf of the accused are often denigrated right along with their client. ...
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  • Wilkes-Barre Criminal Lawyer

    || 19-Apr-2010

    I just began watching Slavery and the Making of America, a PBS documentary that explores the contributions enslaved people made during the foundational years of our American project. I highly recommend it. In the first episode, the documentarians demonstrate how corporate interests prevailed over human rights as the slave trade became a burgeoning business not only for the traders themselves, but ...
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  • Stroudsburg, PA Criminal Lawyer

    || 29-Mar-2010

    Being arrested for any crime is scary and intimidating. One of the most important steps you can take immediately after your arrest is to involve an experienced criminal defense lawyer in your case to make sure that your legal rights are not violated and that someone with professional insight into the workings of the criminal justice system is fighting on your side. If you need a Stroudburg, PA ...
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  • Scranton White Collar Crime Lawyers

    || 29-Mar-2010

    White collar crimes are crimes such as bribery, fraud, embezzlement, mail fraud, credit card fraud, false identification, insurance fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, identity theft and internet fraud. These crimes are most often committed within a business environment; their investigation can involve law enforcement, the FBI and the IRS. Under most circumstances, investigators assigned to ...
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  • The Times-Tribune reports that the new Lackawanna County Courthouse Crime Watch campaign has collected about 50 letters from concerned citizens regarding public corruption. The activist responsible for the crime watch estimates that 60 percent of these letters contain information that might be helpful to state and federal agencies involved with investigating Scranton white collar crime. Whether or ...
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  • Scranton White Collar Crime Lawyer

    || 16-Feb-2010

    At the University of Scranton, students of criminal justice can earn three credits studying white collar crime, "including corporate misdeeds, political corruption, occupational illegalities and upperworld deviance." Sounds fascinating, right? Studying crime and criminals can be quite interesting, but the day to day reality of Scranton white collar crime is usually much more mundane. One ...
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  • FBI Interviews Lackawanna County Commissioner

    || 20-Jan-2010

    In one of today's most read stories, the Times-Tribune reported that FBI agents spent three hours interviewing Lackawanna County Commissioner A.J. Munchak in its continuing federal grand jury investigation of public corruption. When the federal government becomes involved in investigating Scranton white collar crimes, the person being investigated must act quickly and intelligently to choose a ...
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  • Thoughts from a Pocono Criminal Defense Lawyer

    || 8-Jan-2010

    In the 1960s, Yale University psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted experiments aimed at measuring everyday people's willingness to perform violent acts against others when told to do so by an authority figure. You may remember the results from psychology class: 65% of participants, obeying the authority figure's orders, inflicted maximum levels of pain on the experimental subject. Of ...
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  • Schuylkill Hate Crimes Attorney

    || 21-Dec-2009

    Last October, President Obama signed legislation expanding the definition of hate crimes to include assaults based upon sexual or gender identity. The definition already protected individuals on the basis of race, religion and nationality. During the previous presidential administration, though the number of reported hate crimes rose, the number of prosecutions decreased dramatically. Now, the ...
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  • Luzerne County White Collar Crimes

    || 3-Dec-2009

    The Luzerne County corruption scandal has become so widespread that today's Times Leader published a list of all those who have been charged - twenty people so far. One man on the list also got a taste of personal notoriety today. The Times Leader reports that a former county deputy chief clerk who has pled guilty in the corruption probe will likely lose his pension because of charges that he ...
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  • Scranton PA Child Pornography Lawyer

    || 9-Nov-2009

    Figuring out how to find a Scranton PA child pornography lawyer isn't an easy thing to do, but sometimes, innocent people do find themselves charged with sex crimes and needing a legal advocate. Rogan Law can help. Today's Pocono Record reports that a recent Associated Press investigation found cases in which innocent people were accused and even convicted of possessing child pornography ...
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  • Scranton Theft Attorney

    || 30-Oct-2009

    It's Halloween, and if the pumpkins and goblins don't help you remember, then an article in today's Times-Tribune might make it difficult for you to forget. The article deals with the age-old issue of grave robberies, and the fact that, nationwide, guards and police are on high alert for potential offenders on Halloween night. Talk about needing a Scranton theft attorney, right? Can ...
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  • Scranton White Collar Crime

    || 24-Oct-2009

    Much like mafia families having been glamorized on TV and in the movies, white collar criminals have sometimes been depicted in enticing ways by the entertainment industry. A brand new show on the USA Network called White Collar does just this, playing up a white collar criminal's charm, intelligence and sophistication. In real life, however, white collar crime is seldom entertaining. ...
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  • Luzerne County Bribery

    || 8-Oct-2009

    The Times-Tribune ran a story today about a Luzerne County bribery case in which a former Pittston area school superintendent was sentenced to thirteen months in prison for accepting bribes. Luzerne County bribery charges are serious business. Any time a person offers or accepts something of value in exchange for influence on a government official or public employee he can be charged with bribery. ...
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