The case of a Florida man charged with making false statements in applying for a Paycheck Protection Plan loan underscores the federal government’s new emphasis on prosecuting white-collar crimes concerning Read More
As the internet becomes an increasingly popular place for business and commerce, it also opens up the opportunity for certain parties to use it for illicit gain. Both state and Read More
White collar crime is non-violent crime committed for financial gain, and the Department of Justice (DOJ) aggressively prosecutes these offenses across the United States. Typically, white collar crime suspects are Read More
Money laundering is a category of white-collar crime that involves manipulating money derived from criminal activities such as drug trafficking to make it appear to have originated from a legitimate Read More
As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Congress authorized the Small Business Administration to create the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which offers eligible small businesses Read More
New legislation would prevent prosecutors from charging 14-year-olds as adults for serious crimes and raise the minimum age for charging juveniles as adults for less serious offenses to 17. SB Read More
A bill under consideration in the Florida Legislature would include gender and gender identity within the definition of a hate crime, for which enhanced penalties may be imposed. Florida law defines Read More
The case of a Florida man who pleaded guilty to charges of running a widescale “organic seed” distribution scam illustrates the broad sweep of federal laws against white collar crime, Read More
A pending bill would make it a crime in Florida to steal or misuse another person’s DNA or to conduct a DNA analysis without the individual's authorization. In 2020, Florida became Read More
In 2020, the United States marked the 50th anniversary of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) law. Though the law was originally intended to fight organized crime, it has Read More
A woman who claimed she was fired by the State of Florida because she blew the whistle on faulty COVID-19 reporting created nationwide headlines after she posted a video of Read More
A recent South Florida case demonstrates that not all police department bribery allegations involve officers. Even an assistant with access to records might be targeted by someone looking to gain Read More
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