New York White Collar Crime Questions & Answers

Q: Does the federal government have sole authority to investigate white collar crimes or can state governments get involved

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Answered on Nov 1, 2018
Kristen Epifania's answer
Crimes can be prosecuted on both the federal and state levels.

Q: Do I report embezzlement to police or some other agency?

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Answered on Oct 24, 2018
Kristen Epifania's answer
If you are the victim of a crime, you can report it to the police.

Q: Are white collar crimes all federal crimes?

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Answered on Oct 13, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
White collar crimes can be prosecuted in federal courts and state courts.

Tim Akpinar

Q: Do people convicted of white collar crimes (in NY) go to jail?

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Answered on Aug 3, 2018
Michael Charles Cimasi's answer
It wholly depends on the facts and circumstances surrounding the alleged crime, the harm to any victims, the ability to make restitution, and the defendants criminal history (if any). But, in short, yes. Defendants can and are routinely sentenced to jail on white collar matters. Get a lawyer sooner than later.

Q: If I've been accused of fraud, will "turning myself in" lessen my punishment or should I keep my mouth shut?

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Answered on May 24, 2018
Michael Charles Cimasi's answer
You should speak to an attorney before taking any actions. There are many factors that go into any legal positioning, particularly if the result could be a felony.

Q: Can someone go to jail for making false statements during a federal investigation?

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Answered on Apr 13, 2018
Robert Donald Gifford II's answer
It is possible. 18 USC 1001 makes it a federal felony to make a false material statement to federal law enforcement during a federal investigation. Key things are that the statement was "material," and that the investigation is federal.

Q: My daughter just got approved for a mortgage, but I know for a fact she doesn't work.

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Answered on Oct 18, 2017
Lee A. Koch's answer
Hire her a good attorney for the eventual fraud charges.

Q: I got a confirmation number to pick my property up, does that mean the investigation is over?

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Answered on Aug 9, 2017
Aubrey Claudius Galloway's answer
Unless you signed a consent order then no, someone is trying to steal your property. Any sort of matters that either needs to be a trial/hearing or a formal settlement before a judgement can be issued allowing them to get something called a "property execution" for the Marshall to take your stuff.

Trust me though, these are the sort of cases where confidentiality is key...I wouldn't post anything else about this on the Internet and I would just start calling different competent in...

Q: My inlaw forged my mom's signature on some student loan paperwork - do I report this to the police?

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Answered on Aug 4, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
Yes. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. 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, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute...

Q: My son lied on a mortgage form about his income and

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Answered on Jul 18, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
If he lied about his income, he may be sued by the creditor, and he may face foreclosure. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. 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, Criminal...

Q: How do I go about reapplying to the SEC to reinstate my license?

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Answered on Jun 21, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
You might have time to file an appeal of the decision, or you might have to reapply. 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, Criminal Defense, Divorce &...

Q: Is a breach of fiduciary duty by a board director considered criminal?

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Answered on May 20, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
It depends on the circumstances. It may certainly be grounds for removal of the director and a basis for a possible lawsuit. 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 &...

Q: I am a mother of 8 NO criminal Record.Serious charges

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Answered on May 15, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
See: http://www.aeesq.com/criminal-defense-lawyer/theft-robbery-larceny/

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, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child...

Q: Can someone go to jail for using a stolen prescription pad?

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Answered on Apr 28, 2017
Robert Donald Gifford II's answer
Absolutely. It is a crime in every jurisdiction. It is another person's property, as well as may be viewed as an "attempt" to commit further fraud.

Q: Can victim's restitution touch your social security income and pension?

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Answered on Apr 3, 2017
Robert Donald Gifford II's answer
Yes it can. It will not take all of your Social Security, but they will take some. If it's a state order, then it may not.

Q: My mother was disabled with an disability, with over a hundred different kind of prescription medications.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Social Security and White Collar Crime for New York on
Answered on Mar 22, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
You may consider contacting a medical malpractice attorney. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. Re: ADA violations, see: https://ag.ny.gov/civil-rights/disability-rights

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. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business...

Q: I found an article about fraud in New York. http://legalbeagle.com/6613777-statute-limitations-fraud-new-york.html

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Answered on Mar 3, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
I see no reason to toll a statute of limitations based on the absence of the defendant from the state where the fraud was committed. 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. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business &...

Q: Will the Feds give you back your greencard after doing jail time for money laundering?

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Answered on Feb 5, 2017
Matthew J Hartnett's answer
It depends on the crime and the length of her sentence. Your friend's family should contact an immigration attorney to evaluate.

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