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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Banking and White Collar Crime for Michigan on
Q: Hi, I was victim of bank fraud - someone other than me initiated in branch transactions, bank didn't raise flags or stop

Do I have case for bank failure to either protect n secure my banking & personal info, since someone within the "bank" compromised my info, and also either failed to spot n prevent to confirm n varify acct ownership, or someone within that branch conspired to allow these transactions... View More

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Nov 28, 2021

Without more, it's likely the bank will restore to you whatever funds you lost. Depending on what exactly happened, or how much you lost, you could look into pursuing things further.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Banking and White Collar Crime for Michigan on
Q: If I had illegally used a debit card 2015, moved to Florida what are my options if any? Statute of limitations?

I had used my mom's credit union debit card at numerous places at the end of July 2015. Over a weekend. On Monday I got on a bus to Florida to escape an abusive boyfriend and a very serious drug problem. (Heroin for almost 12 years @ 30 yrs old. I e been clean and sober since. No further... View More

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Nov 12, 2021

Do you have pending charges? Are there warrants for your arrest? If so, then at some point you'll have to deal with each case. And if you have warrants, it's hard to say whether any of them are serious enough to extradite you, but that is a possibility that you absolutely don't want.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for Michigan on
Q: I think I'm looking at wire charges for not claiming my checking assets went over 2k during a recert am I going to jail?

I was in the mental hospital for being suicidal for about a month. I was left homeless & got a room to rent that had bed bugs & mice & my Dr changed my meds. I was stressed. I went to my credit union to discover I had 3100 & 600 was the stimulus. I had about 1200 on EBT because I... View More

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Mar 25, 2021

It's hard to say what may or could happen. Most likely the worse you are looking at is welfare fraud, which is a felony. Generally, it's better to come forward to your case worker before he or she finds the issue and assumes you were trying to defraud the state; you can amend the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for Michigan on
Q: Looking for pro bono lawyer for friend that is already incarcerated. He has court appointed but he has not done a thing.

A cpl charges include possession of methamphetamine, stolen car, counterfeit money, I'm unsure of exact atm but can obtain the info

How can I help get him a lawyer that will actually help him?? He does have court date set for March 5th but I really think hes getting screwed by this... View More

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Feb 24, 2020

The best thing you can do to support your friend, short of hiring an attorney, is to manage his expectations. I get it that your friend doesn't think his court appointed attorney is doing anything, but depending on the facts of the case, he may be facing a situation where he either accepts the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Foreclosure, Real Estate Law and White Collar Crime for Michigan on
Q: Why doesn't the FBI assist with State CIVIL RICO complaints
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Mar 5, 2019

The FBI is a federal agency tasked with investigating and enforcing federal laws. Under our system of government, states are sovereign and can make, enforce, and investigate their own laws. The FBI has nothing to do with state law enforcement unless something becomes a federal issue.

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Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot
answered on Oct 26, 2015

Ask the person who made that notation.

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