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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Business Law, Civil Litigation and White Collar Crime for Colorado on
Q: What can happen to a notary that notarizes completely blank POA's? He tells people to fill them out later.

This guy works for the county jail. He passes them out to inmates. What can happen to him? I know this is wrong. They are complete blank, nothing filled out. He just notarizes them like this.

William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Oct 14, 2019

In my jurisdiction he would lose his ability to be a notary; if he's a licenced paralegal or lawyer there would be sanctions from the law society; depending on the context and extent there could be criminal charges for breach of duty or fraud.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for Arkansas on
Q: My ex-girlfriend is threatening to press criminal charges against me unless I continue to be with her. Is that blackmail
William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Oct 14, 2019

Yup. A person can threaten you with reporting a crime or starting a civil action to correct your behaviour - that's perfectly legal. But be my boyfriend or else ... that is blackmail. The real question is what are you going to do about it? Leave her and face criminal charges? What is worse?

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: Cashing checks in my name for a company and sending via Person to Person transfers like Western Union- legal or not?

I was contacted by a company called Start'Immo to work for them. I did about a months work and at that point, I was asked to cash a check for the company. I said I would because I was under the impression that it would be to deposit the check in the company account. However, the check has my name... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 10, 2019

COMPLETE SCAM

The check us a fraud.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime on
Q: Identify five common crimes and their punishment
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 9, 2019

This is not a library service.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for Washington on
Q: I have a renter that gets untol amounts of mail from capital one, often multiple per day. Could it be something illegal?
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 7, 2019

How would an attorney on the internet know if something nefarious is occurring?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for Tennessee on
Q: In Criminal Case is there just one discovery or is there multiple for defendant to recieve before trial or indicted
Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin answered on Oct 6, 2019

There may be more once the DA discovers more evidence or receives it.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Civil Litigation, Landlord - Tenant and White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: Landlord breached lease w/Code violations. Agreed to $50/per day credit per issue (3) on record, 22 months. Help recover

Racist landlord using rental address for food stamp fraud, refused to make electric repairs, putting lives at risk. Using harassment notes and text msgs to extort money. Used address for FEMA fraud and refuses to disclose security deposit details. Multiple county code violations on public record... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Sep 23, 2019

Move out quickly--before all these serious violations come home to roost--right where you live.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Estate Planning, Banking and White Collar Crime for Texas on
Q: The SDPOA is a sad joke. By not specifically requiring signature on each page, it's being manipulated by fraudsters.

A criminal title company and mortgage lender allowed an unfaithful agent to have pages changed in the SDPOA *after* it was signed by the principal, turning a permission for limited and time constrained refinance into an open ended home equity loan permission (which is also in violation with federal... Read more »

Terry Lynn Garrett
Terry Lynn Garrett answered on Sep 23, 2019

Like many elder and estate planning lawyers, I not only customize the document and paginate in as page x of y but require initials, birthdate and date signed on every page. We cannot protect people who simply download and sign the statutory form. Consult an elder lawyer about a suit for fraud and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Securities Law, Stockbroker Fraud and White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: I am stuck in a shorting position of 4000 shares of $CETC (Hongli Clean Energy Technologie) that I am unable to cover

since the stock was halted on April 2017 and delisted from Nasdaq and never relisted on OTC. My broker at first said they wouldn’t charge short interest fees since the stock is halted.

But then they suddenly start charging  “Stock Borrow Fee” ranging from $500-$700 every month since... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Sep 13, 2019

There are some critical facts missing from your facts: (1) Why are you asking for advice in mid-September 2019 about events that you say occurred in May 2017? There must be more than you are telling us.

(2) EXACTLY when did you short the security?

(3) EXACTLY when was the end date...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Gov & Administrative Law, Small Claims and White Collar Crime for Oregon on
Q: If my employer takes money out of my check for a draw and there's no signed document giving permission can I ask 4 it b

Can I make him pay it back and can I make him pay back all money taken out of my checks this way ? If so how far back can I make him pay me? He wasn't showing draws on my check stubs for two years . He was taking hours away from my pay to pay himself back. I demanded he pay my hours and show the... Read more »

William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Sep 2, 2019

He could be breaking the law, BUT it sounds more like a small claims or employment matter. That being said, there are some things that you need to consider. There doesn't need to be a written and signed document for you and your employer to have an agreement, but that is always best. You could be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for New Mexico on
Q: First time offender,60 years old .how my time will i be in prison on a 20 month sentence for wire fraud
William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Sep 2, 2019

Difficult to answer this question given the large array of variables. There will be an assessment of you and your background, the allegations and the amount of the fraud, that will include your record, opinions on your criminality, your rehabilitation prospects, and general likelihood to re-offend.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Municipal Law and White Collar Crime for South Carolina on
Q: Can you be charged with burglary 3 in general sessions and burglary 3 in municipal Court at the same time.

I went to go look at my charges and they have them listed like that and one of the charges doesn't have an case number {inditemsnt number}. What does this all mean?

Ryan D Templeton
Ryan D Templeton answered on Aug 31, 2019

If you are looking at the charges on the public index it is more likely than not that one is an entry from bond court/prelim court which is in magistrate court and the second entry is the actual pending charge in general sessions court.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for Louisiana on
Q: Can you be arrested solely on an eyewitness statement?
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Aug 30, 2019

Yes.

If that was not the case, then before videos a person could shoplift with impunity if there was only a storekeeper on premises.

Anyone could be mugged

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Federal Crimes, Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for California on
Q: Out first & ONLY attempt to release <in hand> absolute, binding proof, Staff + Exec Credit Union Corruption/Fraud/Kiting

Question is: who wants it? This won't even make it to arbitration, it's gonna be handcuffs for at least 3 High-ranking executives, down to scrub(s) that open account in July 2017.

As the CIO stated, "you can have as many sub-accounts as you want" Apparently I have several and I'm the... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Aug 15, 2019

Sounds like a criminal or regulatory matter. The National Credit Union Administration is the independent federal agency that regulates, charters and supervises federal credit unions. You can submit a complaint to it here: complaint.mycreditunion.gov/CAC/CommunityLogin

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime on
Q: Curious to always ask what is the difference of Burden of Proof between Civil and Criminal Cases?
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Aug 15, 2019

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burden_of_proof_(law)

Like this tgere are tremendous resources available and locatanle by using google

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Probate and White Collar Crime for California on
Q: Does my lawyer have my best interest in mind?

I have had a warrant for over a month now due to my probation being revoked for supposedly not reporting contact I had with the police.

My PO advised me to tell my lawyer to schedule a walk in warrant hearing and I did but my lawyer keeps stalling.

First it was to hear the PO's... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Aug 12, 2019

more info needed.

it is always difficult to second guess another lawyer without knowing what s/he is dealing with.

sometimes certain judges and DA make a big difference and you need both of them at the same time.

1 Answer | Asked in Probate, White Collar Crime and Wrongful Death for Missouri on
Q: Am I in someone's will?
Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Aug 11, 2019

There is no way for anyone in this forum to know.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Libel & Slander and White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: I have reason to believe a tenant is stalking me and using covert surveillance without consent for nefarious purposes.

It has been happening for an extended amount of time, and when I recently used an RF bug detector, it has confirmed my suspicions. It also confirmed that an employee is directly related to this incident even though I have nothing personal against that employee. The reason for this is because my RF... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Jul 29, 2019

You did not ask a question. You probably will get no response if you don't ask a question.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and White Collar Crime for Pennsylvania on
Q: A Pittsburgh Police Officer told me that a Priest serving in a Confessional is serving in a public capacity. Rec.allowed

Is recording one's Confession allowed in PA without the Priests consent even with the following considered?

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Pennsylvania is one of twelve states that upholds two-party consent for communications recording. To secretly record a conversation with consent from only one party in... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Jul 20, 2019

No

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Collections, Securities Law and White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: I own a small marketing business and I have a former client who won't pay his invoices.

I discontinued work with this particular client because I discovered he was committing what I was quiet certain was investor fraud and did not want this to affect my or my companies reputation. I later discovered that he left the state of Connecticut because he had been summoned and fined for the... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 18, 2019

Unless you sue the deadbeat client and receive a Judgment, collecting all the money they owe you is nearly impossible--especially without competent counsel to help you. Look for a good lawyer using the Find a Lawyer tab at the top of every page.

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