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Q: What should I do if I am contacted by a law enforcement official investigating a white collar crime?
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Mar 30, 2018

If you are under investigation for such crime, or for any crime for that matter, you should refuse to answer any questions until you have consulted with an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Landlord - Tenant and White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: What are tenants rights if landlord goes to prison and owes gov't 3.4 million? Do we keep paying rent?

Found out landlord plead guilty to fraud and owes back $3.4 million. Do we keep paying rent? It's my understanding he now has to forfeit the house. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that he also no longer has our deposit....

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Aug 25, 2017

Yes, you continue to pay rent until you are officially notified that the premises are no longer his. He is required to take certain measures to safeguard the deposit, but he may very well not have done so.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: realtor promised to give us the commissions on our house , the house we just closed on and my house that's 4sale I live

The last communication between me and the realtor was when I told her we cant afford to buy two houses one for er and the one we wnted. At this point she promised us 30,000.00 from the commissions if we help her get this house. I wanted no part of the deal nothing the realtor promised my wife... Read more »

Andy Wayne Williamson
Andy Wayne Williamson answered on May 30, 2017

It sounds like to me you need to consult with a litigation attorney asap. If the realtor borrower money from you and made then promises to pay you back later then you need an attorney to look into the whole situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Consumer Law, Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: I was a Victim of a Bank or Business Scam, I do not know the type of lawyer to get.

I was a Victim of a Bank or Business Scam, I do not know the type of lawyer to get. The bank wants me to pay back 12k - I think they should have a fraud division to file this to some insurance company, I need an Lawyer to stop the Bank from Damaging my credit and file for insurance for... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 28, 2016

First you need an accountant, secondly you need a consumer attorney--look for a local member of naca (www.naca.net)

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Q: How can you sue in civil litigation under the Rico act
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Dec 12, 2014

Without knowing the facts and circumstances, you will have to go see an attorney about this.

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Q: Can you be charged with fraudulent use of personal identification ino and fraudulent of credit card on the same case?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Dec 12, 2014

Can you be charged with both? Yes. Whether you can be convicted of both might be a different story if double jeopardy principles apply. Get a criminal defense attorney on your side.

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Q: Bookkeeper has been stealing money. about $20,000. filed police report. I want to file a motion to freeze her

Bank account that the checks went into. What it the motion called? Can I do this myself tomorrow? I am afraid she will empty the account and hide the money.

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Jan 24, 2013

You need to sue. Get an attorney to file a civil action against her and then see what can be done. You have to have a final judgment before you can levy upon something. Get to an attorney asap, you cannot just go to the courthouse and file a motion.

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