White Collar Crimes Archives

Examples of document falsification

Document falsification is a serious matter. Someone convicted of this act could face heavy fines or years of imprisonment, possibly both. There are many ways to falsify documents. For instance, if you answer questions on a form by providing false information or use company letterhead without authorization, you could run afoul of the law. Forging a signature comes under this category as does the act of altering, concealing or destroying records.

Close look at evidence can help defense in embezzlement case

When a person in Louisiana is accused of committing a white collar crime, the individual's reputation and future are at stake. Fortunately, an individual accused of a crime such as embezzlement is always presumed innocent until and unless his or her guilt is proved in a court of law. This individual's criminal charge must be proved beyond a reasonable doubt before a conviction can happen.

Two used car dealership co-owners charged with fraud

Felony charges were recently filed against two men in Louisiana in connection to fraudulent activity. The men co-own a used car dealership. The fraud charges filed against them came after police reportedly discovered that they were stealing large sums of money in sales tax revenues from the state.

Louisiana used car dealer accused of tax fraud

A business owner in Louisiana has been accused of committing tax fraud. The man, who deals in used cars, was recently arrested and charged in a tax fraud scheme. Authorities said his scheme deprived Louisiana of sales tax revenue totaling tens of thousands of dollars.

Retired sheriff's office colonel accused of white collar crime

One man who had retired from a Louisiana parish sheriff's office as a colonel has been accused of a fraud crime. Specifically, the man is said to have taken money from private companies that were paying for security services they never received. The man accused of white collar crime is 69 years old.

Man pleads guilty to embezzlement charges

One man was recently accused of committing embezzlement in Louisiana. He was charged with embezzling almost a million dollars from a bankruptcy estate for a business that operated over a couple dozen Popeyes restaurants. The man pleaded guilty to his embezzlement charges.

2 accused of fraud in Louisiana following car purchases

Two individuals were recently accused of fraud in Louisiana. The arrests on fraud charges came after police said the two individuals used fake paperwork to buy nine vehicles. Authorities said they were still looking for a couple more individuals who allegedly played roles in the criminal activity.

Business owner accused of white collar crime

The owner of a Slidell company and one other individual were recently arrested on charges of workers' compensation fraud. The two men are accused of a white collar crime and have been booked into Louisiana jails. It is not yet known how each man plans to respond to the allegations and more details could become available in the days and weeks ahead.

Fraud charges focus on ???Dark Web??? activities

For many in Louisiana, the term "Dark Web" has no relevance. The term is used to describe the portion of the Internet that allows users to conduct activities, often illegal in nature, without disclosing their identities. One of the most well-known sites that operate on the dark web is the Silk Road, an online marketplace that allows users to buy and sell goods and services, many of which were illegal. The recent arrest and federal fraud charges against one Louisiana man offers a peek inside this little-known corner of the online world.

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