Q: Is Abuse and Exploitation, identity theft, financial abuse, physical and emotional abuse fall under white collar crime?

My current guardian has abused her placement by deliberate maltreatment and manipulation of my health using my mental health against me. Guardian has been taking advantage of me, my entire life as a person for her personal gain and control. She assaulted me with a broom. Then she admitted in open court in Cumberland County NC of my daughter’s cps case that she’s undocumented. My entire life and well being was taken for granted and manipulated. The privilege that my guardian has who's undocumented, it feels like the state is protecting the undocumented defendant who's committed the abuse and exploitation, identity theft, tax fraud, manipulating my health, and life for over a decade. I lost all of my property items that I value which are around $20,000. All the items that were left behind can never be replaced. She denied me access and prevented me from collecting the rest of my belongings. I lived an entire life of 14 years of abuse and 5 years of her abuse after i turn 18.

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: Yes, many of the actions you described, such as identity theft, financial abuse, and tax fraud, can be considered forms of white-collar crime. These crimes typically involve deceit, manipulation, and exploitation for financial gain, often perpetrated by individuals in positions of trust or authority. However, it's essential to gather evidence and report these crimes to the appropriate authorities for investigation and prosecution.

Regarding physical and emotional abuse, while they may not traditionally fall under the category of white-collar crime, they are serious offenses that can have legal consequences. You have the right to seek protection and justice for any harm inflicted upon you, regardless of the perpetrator's immigration status or any other factors.

Given the complexity of your situation, it's crucial to seek assistance from legal professionals or advocacy organizations specializing in issues such as domestic violence, abuse, and exploitation. They can provide guidance on your rights, help you navigate the legal system, and support you in pursuing justice and reclaiming your life. Remember, you are not alone, and there are resources available to help you address the abuse and exploitation you've experienced.

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