Texas White Collar Crime Questions & Answers

Q: My mother is a check fraud victim, what next?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for Texas on
Answered on Aug 21, 2018
Paul Looney's answer
Go to the bank and complete a fraud affidavit. The bank should begin refunding stolen funds. Change your credit cards, bank cards, etc. The bank can handle that off the top. Consequences? There should be none after it is established the bank recognizes the fraud. Hope this has been helpful, and good luck.

Q: How can I determine if a presentment was made to the grand jury and if the result was a "No Bill" in a criminal case?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for Texas on
Answered on Aug 8, 2018
Grant St Julian III's answer
You may contact the DA's office in the county where the event occurred.

Q: If a person is in the 2nd to last or last stages of Parkinson's or Alzheimer's would he be legally able to sign mortgage

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Elder Law, Probate and White Collar Crime for Texas on
Answered on Jul 7, 2018
Terry Lynn Garrett's answer
A person suffering from dementia usually has a doctor's diagnosis. When dementia is first diagnosed, the person likely still has legal capacity to sign a Will, a Medical Power of Attorney and similar documents. Whether the person still has legal capacity to sign a Durable Power of Attorney varies.

Whether your father had legal capacity to sign the documents at the time he signed them cannot be assessed without reference to his medical records.

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Q: Can an heir file suit for tortious interference for stepmom hiding late Dad's will in safe deposit box?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Elder Law, Probate and White Collar Crime for Texas on
Answered on Jun 19, 2018
Richard Winblad's answer
I don't practice in Texas but I found this site informative:

http://www.texasinheritance.com/probate/how-to-probate-a-case/298-learn-how-to-obtain-a-copy-of-a-will

Like many states it appears that it is crime in Texas to conceal or destroy a Will.

Q: Is civil restitution between two parties (in lieu of criminal prosecution) blackmail, extortion or bribery?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for Texas on
Answered on Jun 17, 2018
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer
This is a situation in which the contractor has potential civil liability to you and criminal liability to the state.

In criminal cases, the alleged victim can't really "drop the charges" and make the case magically disappear like on TV. You can tell the police and/or prosecution that you hope they dismiss the case, that you don't want to cooperate, and that you will not VOLUNTARILY testify in court... so you could agree to do those things but YOU could be committing a crime yourself...

Q: I'm dealing with corruption with a d.a. and judge refuse to file white collar crimes against a friend. What can I do?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for Texas on
Answered on Feb 23, 2017
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer
The Texas Rangers investigate corruption by public officials. If you've run afoul of the Good 'Ol Boy Network you might just call to see if the Rangers are interested in the case.

Q: Am I responsible for dishonestly explained and patently unnecessary laboratory charges that my insurance won't cover.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Health Care Law, Medical Malpractice and White Collar Crime for Texas on
Answered on Jun 29, 2016
Peter Munsing's answer
Generally people that protest and keep on get reductions. Suggest you collect documents firs. Then talk to journalists, file a complaint with the health department and the insurance department. Certainly sounds like an abusive practice.

Q: Do you have to receive money, property, etc. before u can be arrested for fraud?

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for Texas on
Answered on Oct 30, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
No facts given. If you wer arrested for fraud about 5 years ago, did you hire an attorney for the case?

Q: How can i get pretrial court papers?

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for Texas on
Answered on Oct 30, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
From your attorney, or perhaps the court clerk?

Q: I am facing a Medicare fraud case where my biller billed $1.7M and I was paid $550k. Which amount could be used at sentencing

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for Texas on
Answered on Oct 30, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
How in t he world did you expect someone to answer this question 3 years ago when you needed an answer? You certainly had an attorney on your side, and your attorney would have answered it for you.

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