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  • 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 […]

  • When is it NOT a hate crime?

    June 21, 2017

    Hate crimes are not very common, as it is an extra element that state prosecutors have to prove. It’s an element that essentially makes it an aggravated crime, leading to enhanced sentences. The crime is a regular crime, such as assault or murder, but it has to be motivated by some sort of sexual, racial […]

  • Bill Cosby Trial

    June 6, 2017

    This past week, one of America’s most beloved comedians is in court, defending himself from multiple and serious allegations of sexual assault in Philadelphia. While the case is evolving, and the strategy of both the state and the defense will be revealed each day, here is what we do know: – There is only one […]