Recent Posts in Fraud 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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  • 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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  • NEPA Man Arrested and Charged with Fraud

    || 1-Dec-2011

    Theft involves the unlawful taking of another's property and is one of the highest invasions of property rights. One form of theft is fraud. Fraud can be proven by showing that the suspect (1) made a false statement of a material fact, (2) the suspect knew the statement to be false, (3) the intent of the suspect was to deceive the alleged victim, (4) the victim justifiably and reasonably ...
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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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  • 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 Property Crimes, Scranton Violent Crimes

    || 24-May-2010

    NPR reported today that, despite our ongoing economic recession, crime rates continue to fall nationwide. This marks the third consecutive year of reported decreases in property crimes and violent offenses. Despite this great news, the unfortunate fact remains that plenty of individuals in our area still find themselves charged with Scranton property crimes or Scranton violent crimes that require ...
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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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  • 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 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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  • Scranton Fraud Charges

    || 4-Oct-2009

    In the coming months, we may see a new category of Scranton fraud charges emerge. This past September, Senator Arlen Specter (D-PA) introduced a bill - S. 1551, The Liability for Aiding and Abetting Securities Violations Act of 2009 - that amends the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to make third parties to securities fraud lawsuits responsible to investors. Under current legislation, in many ...
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