White Collar Crime Questions & Answers by State

White Collar Crime Questions & Answers

Q: The IRS says that I received $29,000 and taxed me for it. I never received this money, what to do?

2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law, Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for Connecticut on
Answered on Apr 3, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
Since the IRS rarely makes mistakes of this size (trust me), you are advised to consult an experienced lawyer to help you find out what happened and then to advise you what to do about it. In today's world of high-tech communication-- and rampant bank fraud-- you do not need a Connecticut tax lawyer to do the investigatory work for you. Hiring a lawyer experienced in securities fraud and bank fraud might also help put your mind to rest, and protect you from another similar problem.

Q: How difficult is it to have a real estate transaction voided based on the buyer's mental incapacity at the time.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Elder Law, Probate and White Collar Crime for Texas on
Answered on Mar 31, 2019
Terry Lynn Garrett's answer
Few lawyers can guesstimate the difficulty. So much depends on the documents, the witnesses, etc. If you would like to ask a local elder lawyer who litigates elder fraud to discuss the possibilities with you, please use the Find a Lawyer function on the website of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (www.naela.org).

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: Does an Agreed Order end all disputes between two parties, meaning they cannot rehash it out at another time?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Civil Litigation, Securities Law and White Collar Crime for Texas on
Answered on Mar 27, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
Before you attempt to assert my answer as being 100% correct, I need to advise you either to read the entire "Agreed Order" and figure it out yourself, or ask your current lawyer, or hire a different Texas lawyer to explain what appears to have happened in your old foreclosure case.

My answer: Unless I miss my educated guess the "certain date" mentioned in the Agreed Order has come and gone. If that is what happened, the Agreed Order has no force or effect anymore because it expired...

Q: If a federal judge deny a complaint based on prejudice, can he or she be sued?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime for Texas on
Answered on Mar 26, 2019
Roy Lee Warren's answer
Yes they can be sued but your case would be quickly dismissed unless you can prove some egregious error because the judge has good faith immunity that is very difficult to overcome. Seldom is a suit against a federal judge successful.

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: Does a search warrant hav 2 specifically name a room n the house. 4 example home owner rents rooms 2 different people.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for Virginia on
Answered on Mar 9, 2019
Susan Fremit's answer
A search warrant does not need to specifically describe a room in a house; simply the name of the suspected person, the suspected evidence expected to be found, the location including address and the basis for the warrant. Assuming the renters have a lock on each of the rooms he/she is renting and keep the room locked when the renter is absent, that should be a defense for an unlawful search if contraband is found.

Q: Why doesn't the FBI assist with State CIVIL RICO complaints

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Foreclosure, Real Estate Law and White Collar Crime for Michigan on
Answered on Mar 5, 2019
Brent T. Geers' answer
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.

Q: If you get a 1099 can the company still charge you with fraud even if they knew about the money on the 1099

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for Tennessee on
Answered on Feb 12, 2019
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer
Not exactly sure what your question is about, but a Civil Fraud case can certainly be made, and most likely also a Criminal Theft charge also. Illegal Income is still income that must be reported by the Recipient, and can be a legitimate business expense for the Defrauded Party. The 1099 could probably be used as part of a Defense, to infer the alleged Victim's knowledge before, during and after the money being paid to the Recipient (or Thief).

Q: Need lawyer that deals in Greene county Ohio felony cases that accept payment arrangement

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 21, 2019
Patrick DiChiro's answer
CONTACT THE OHIO STATE BAR ASSOCIATION AT 1-800-232-7124. ASK THEM FOR THE LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE. TELL THEM THE AREA YOU NEED THE LAWYER.

BEST WISHES,

PAT

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

You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AliEsq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, WA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer...

Q: If this is my first offense and agree to inpatient rehab what or my options

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for Mississippi on
Answered on Jan 7, 2019
Arthur Calderon's answer
You need to get with an attorney ASAP. Being that this is your first offense, and depending on the charge, you may have much wider options, which may also include avoiding jail time and having your charge kept off of your record. Feel free to reach out to any attorney on here by clicking the contact info next to their name. Most lawyers, including myself, are happy to provide a free consult to see what can be done on your case.

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

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

Q: Who would I report it to if I believe the stock brokerage company at which I'm a client is performing insider trading?

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for Illinois on
Answered on Dec 25, 2018
William Wolf's answer
You should retain a lawyer immediately with federal criminal defense experience to help you out throughout an investigation.

Q: Do I have an obligation to disclose company wrongdoing like embezzlement if I'm aware of it happening? I don't want to

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for Illinois on
Answered on Dec 25, 2018
William Wolf's answer
There's not enough information to answer your question.

You need to see a lawyer with federal criminal experience who knows something about whistleblower protection laws.

Good luck.

Q: need pro bono attorney for mortgage fraud case

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for Illinois on
Answered on Dec 25, 2018
William Wolf's answer
There is a lot of information that's not here that makes this more difficult to answer.

You don't indicate whether this is a State prosecution or a federal one. Both have jurisdiction to prosecute.

If it's a State prosecution, and you're charged, and you can't afford a lawyer, you will be appointed a lawyer by the judge. If the case is in Illinois, chances are the defense lawyer will be from the local County Public Defender's Office where the case is pending.

If it's...

Q: I quit my job after I realized my boss was laundering money from the company. Now she's being questioned by law

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for Florida on
Answered on Nov 28, 2018
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
No, not unless you were personally involved in the money laundering crimes yourself. However, if your ex-boss knows that you are aware of the money laundering, she may either try to get you to lie about it for her, or--worse yet--might lie about you being involved to the law enforcement authorities investigating the crimes. Consider hiring a lawyer now.

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