California White Collar Crime Questions & Answers

Q: The college admissions scandal. How is it a crime to bribe a coach at a private college to gain admission?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for California on
Answered on Mar 30, 2019
Marc David Pelta's answer
There are federal crimes involved here because the activities crossed states lines. If you read the various articles about it, they explain what federal crimes are being charged in these cases. It is a good question.

Q: What if somebody stole my trust fund and they was my beneficiary

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for California on
Answered on Mar 30, 2019
Marc David Pelta's answer
Make a police report and you may have to hire an attorney to represent you. In some instances, one way is to call your local bar association and ask to be referred to an attorney referral service. You may need to hire an attorney experienced in civil law, specifically probate.

Q: What does a par19 and a par21 exactly mean my hisband has those two. Felanies at this moment

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for California on
Answered on Mar 10, 2019
Dale S. Gribow's answer
more info needed.

i have never heard of PAR19..........what is par?

usually it is PC for penal code?

Q: Is there any realistic scenario where the president and/or their cabinet can be adequately prosecuted for crimes?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, White Collar Crime and Appeals / Appellate Law for California on
Answered on Jan 14, 2019
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
See: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/democracy-post/wp/2018/08/29/yes-its-possible-to-indict-a-sitting-u-s-president-heres-why/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.0aa521a59207

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Q: What does wire fraud actually entail?

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for California on
Answered on Dec 27, 2018
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
See: https://www.justice.gov/jm/criminal-resource-manual-941-18-usc-1343-elements-wire-fraud

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Q: How much time i have to make an objection to a probate case?My attorney did not object or challenge probate.Why cant he?

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law, Probate and White Collar Crime for California on
Answered on Nov 3, 2018
Richard Samuel Price's answer
If the house is yours, and not in the estate, then you would have to bring a petition under Probate Code section 850 to challenge the title to the property. Discuss this with your attorney.

Q: How do I get in contact with a federal lawyer to report federal crimes and corruption in local and state court systems?

2 Answers | Asked in Federal Crimes, Gov & Administrative Law, White Collar Crime and Constitutional Law for California on
Answered on Oct 6, 2018
Eric Mayeda Renslo's answer
You can use this website to find the right attorney for you, many will give you a free consultation.

Q: Help! Grandma's probate case FRAUDULENT. She didn't legally own real estate. Her son is "next of kin" and takin my home!

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Real Estate Law, Probate and White Collar Crime for California on
Answered on Jul 26, 2018
Richard Samuel Price's answer
You should ask your attorney about an 850 petition to determine what assets are, or are not, in your grandma's estate. This is a lawsuit to determine whether the house is yours or your grandmas.

Q: Uncle started a probate case for my grandmother. She did not own real estate, so I thought. How can I undo/stop probate?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Real Estate Law, Probate and White Collar Crime for California on
Answered on Jul 3, 2018
Bruce Adrian Last's answer
Dear Los Angeles:

That's a lot of questions. Off the bat, I recommend that you speak with a lawyer right away about how to defend your self. But here is some basic information to help you make that consultation more efficient. I'll also provide some information about how to find a lawyer below.

If the intervening parent between you and your grandmother is deceased, then you would be an intestate heir to your grandmother. Unless the relationship is broken by a a step-child/step...

Q: What type of attorney do I need to defend me after using check stubs generated on line to purchase a vehicle?

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for California on
Answered on May 16, 2018
Dmitry Gorin's answer
You need to privately consult with a criminal defense lawyer in your area to review the details and options. Use Justia or Google to search for local law firms and make a few calls. Good luck.

Q: Is it possible for a defendant to face charges in both federal and state court?

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for California on
Answered on Apr 13, 2018
Robert Donald Gifford II's answer
Generally it is, but there are some exceptions to it. Bottom line is the because both are separate sovereigns, thus the double jeopardy clause does not apply. Most jurisdictions try to avoid doing this as it complicates trial dates and availability of witnesses.

Q: How to get my case in a different Federal Jurisdiction?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, White Collar Crime and Identity Theft for California on
Answered on Apr 13, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
need a lot more facts

the first thing you have to do is hire an EXPERIENCED FEDERAL ATTORNEY.

most lawyers in the greater Palm Springs Area do not do Federal. In part it is because there is no federal court around us.

federal courts can hear cases from other states but this should be addressed to the lawyer you retain.

Q: Can “Tortious interference” be grounds for a federal court filing where the damages are in excess of $100,000 2 states

2 Answers | Asked in Federal Crimes, Gov & Administrative Law, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime for California on
Answered on Mar 7, 2018
William John Light's answer
Sounds like you could go back to the court that issued the order and move for contempt, restraining order, etc. However, if the amount in controversy exceeds $75k, and both parties are residents of different states, you have diversity jurisdiction. I'm not sure what a federal judge would do about trying to enforce some other court's division of property order.

Q: In 2006 I plead guilty to mail fraud. The Feds actually alleged a corruption scheme in another state.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for California on
Answered on Feb 23, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
To properly evaluate any legal question a lawyer needs a thorough summary of the facts. What you have shared is not much. If you are not clear then the lawyer will no doubt be challenged to give an accurate answer.

It is the same as using the adage for using a computer... “JUNK IN, JUNK OUT”.

there is no way to know what a real estate board will do.............or the state on your appeal.

Q: my friend is a cashier at abig box store, she processed a return transaction w/outa customer how much trouble is she

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law and White Collar Crime for California on
Answered on Jan 13, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
a lawyer needs more info?

any prior record?

how much was the return?

do they have an idea how often she has done this and the total amount?

if this is the only time they know about she can argue it was a spur of the moment impulse but if they are aware of other events it shows premeditation/intent and planning to commit the crime.

Q: A debtor in Chapter 11 (a business) has sunk thousands of dollars of un-invoiced work into an insider's property. Legal?

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Collections and White Collar Crime for California on
Answered on Oct 4, 2017
Leon Bayer's answer
I think there is a good chance that it can be clawed back, if a trustee gets appointed. If it remains a debtor in possession, I would not expect the debtor to take action on this, unless forced to do so.

Q: My kid who is over 18 stole took my credit card and used it without my permission

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for California on
Answered on Aug 22, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
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Q: Hello - how can I find out the outcome of a particular hearing? Case Number: 2:2015cv04869

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for California on
Answered on Jun 29, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
Contact the court clerk for a copy of the orders. If it's published, you can view it online or at the law library. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts,...

Q: If Trump used money from his charitable foundation for himself (self-dealing), why wasn't he charged with a crime ?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for California on
Answered on Jun 20, 2017
Sergio H. Benavides' answer
Only Congress has the power to prosecute the president, and since Republicans hold the majority power in all three branches of government, they don't want to prosecute the president even if he may be guilty of crimes.

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