Nationwide White Collar Crime Lawyers
Skillfully Representing Individuals Accused of White Collar Crimes
Being accused of a white collar crime is a serious matter that could irreparably
destroy a person's career and reputation. If you are under federal
investigation for a white collar crime, do not take this matter lightly.
We at Imhoff & Associates, PC are well-versed regarding white collar crimes, such as fraud. We can defend
you from the charges you face in California and from coast to coast. In
fact, our firm has white collar crime attorneys in 49 states across the country.
What is a White Collar Crime?
White-collar crime is generally non-violent in nature and often committed
by individuals or organizations in the course of their business or professional
activities. The term "white collar" refers to the fact that
these crimes are usually committed by people in positions of power and
trust, such as business executives, government officials, and other professionals.
Examples of white collar crime include public corruption, health care fraud,
mortgage fraud, securities fraud, and money laundering, to name a few.
Essentially, these offenses are typically financially motivated and may
involve complex schemes and deception in order to conceal illegal activity.
While white collar crimes do not involve physical violence, they can have
serious consequences for individuals and society as a whole. These scams
can destroy a company, devastate families by wiping out their life savings,
or cost investors billions of dollars (or even all three).
Common White Collar Crimes
- Identity theft - to knowingly use a person's identity for personal benefit
- Embezzlement - an employee stealing funds from their employer
- Internet crimes - to use the internet to commit a crime, usually fraud,
hacking or theft
- Ponzi schemes - fraud involving the persuasion of investment into an account
which isn't yielding true profit
Is Embezzlement a White Collar Crime?
Embezzlement is considered a white collar crime. What does it mean? Embezzlement
is when a person or entity intentionally misuses funds that were entrusted
to them to safeguard. Instead of keeping the funds safe, the person or
entity uses them for personal gain. An example is if they are moving funds
to a personal account.
If you are facing charges for a white collar crime,
request a free initial consultation to call (800) 887-0000.