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  • Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos

    August 2, 2018

    Elizabeth Holmes founded Theranos, a privately-held company that is now under fire for false claims and fraud. In 2015, Forbes magazine named Holmes as the youngest self-made female billionaire in the world due to the significant value of Theranos. Shortly after, Theranos and its board (including Ms. Holmes) became embattled over whether or not its […]

  • Athlete White Collar Crime

    July 24, 2018

    Professional athletes often receive significant sums of money throughout their career. With careful planning and investment, this money can support them for the rest of their lives, even if they are lucky if their day job lasts a decade. When athletes are involved in crimes, you usually think of DUI, domestic violence, or even dog […]

  • White Collar – Ticket Frauds

    July 19, 2018

    Plenty of musicians are trying to crack down on scalpers – people who buy dozens of their tickets at face value, only to sell them on second-hand markets at extortionate prices. Adele, Ed Sheeran, Radiohead and Iron Maiden have all made strides to revoke tickets they believe were sold to these scalpers. A few have […]

  • NYC White Collar Crimes Lately

    May 31, 2018

    Given that New York City is often thought of as the financial capital of the world, it is no surprise that the District Attorney of Manhattan is continuously investigating and prosecuting defendants for various white-collar and financial crimes. The past month has seen no slow-down in these incidents. First, on May 3, Pincus David Carlebach […]

  • How They Do It: Insight into White Collar Crimes

    July 1, 2018

    The New York Times recently released a ‘White Collar Crime Cheat Sheet’, which can be found reproduced in full here. Using the advice of Frank Abagnale, the protagonist in ‘Catch Me If You Can,” it offers up some of the most common schemes that white collar criminals undertake to defraud individuals and businesses alike, often […]

  • Latest in White Collar Crime

    May 2, 2018

    White collar crimes often include companies stealing from its shareholders, or accountants stealing from investors. In many cases, the employee is caught stealing from their employer. One case out of Manhattan involves a high-powered executive who could not resist abusing his position to personally profit. Lawrence White, age 36, pled guilty to two counts of […]

  • What are white collar crimes exactly?

    October 15, 2017

    Famous White Collar Crimes White collar crimes are often linked to financial scams or corporate fraud – often committed by savvy professionals who have to wear a ‘white-collar’ and tie to work every day. Leading criminologist Edwin Sutherland defined it as ‘a crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the […]

  • Victim’s Rights

    October 2, 2017

    In the last election, several states had on the ballot whether to include Victims’ Rights Amendments within their state Constitutions. A similar amendment has been proposed to be included in the U.S. Constitution, without much traction. About twenty states, including California and Illinois, have victims’ rights amendment in their constitution, but there has been resistance […]

  • Body Cameras

    August 10, 2017

    In light of the recent issues between police and the community, many departments have taken the initiative in requiring their officers to wear body cameras, in addition to the dashboard cameras usually installed on police vehicles. The aim is to increase transparency and clear up any disputes when there are allegations of police violence. However, […]

  • DMX Tax Evasion

    July 14, 2017

    Another celebrity was recently accused of conducting tax fraud – rapper DMX was arrested for a scheme where he allegedly concealed millions of dollars in order to avoid paying over $1.7 million in taxes. The charges indicate that he earned millions in royalties from his songs, but failed to report any of it to the […]