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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for California on
Q: Am i likely to get arrested for theft from my employer?

Im a 19 year old employee who was caught stealing money from the till at Safeway, im currently on pending investigation suspension, and have already admitted to it after hearing the evidence from the investigator, and was told i would hear about the result by Tuesday at the latest. My question is... Read more »

William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Nov 27, 2019

Depends on your employer and how they decided to handle the matter.

You might want to consider, without admitting to theft, offering to pay back any shortages as a result of your mistakes. IF your employer is made whole and suffered no loses it could save money in legal fees and a criminal...
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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for California on
Q: what do you do if its edd insider fraud
David Stephen Kestenbaum
David Stephen Kestenbaum answered on Nov 11, 2019

You file a police report and let th hem investigate!

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and White Collar Crime for California on
Q: If some one was tried and convicted can they go and arrest another person for that same credit card

I Did jail time for a credit card and they arrested and is now trying to charge him now but I had ben first to do time for it so why does my friend have to do do time for using it to?..

William M. Weinberg
William M. Weinberg answered on Oct 24, 2019

I think you answered your own question. Your friend to use the credit card. That’s a crime because it wasn’t his card. Therefore, the government can charge him for using the card when he should not have use the card because it does not belong to him.

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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

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.

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and White Collar Crime for California on
Q: The defendant definitely has the ability to pay. His annual income for the past three years has been $7mil, $8mil,$11mil

And what I meant by “proven” was that his employee finally admitted to the forgery (under oath) and he amends his original declaration and apologized to me and over $30k is returned to me over one year later. This has been a nightmare for me. I don’t understand why he or the employee are... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 19, 2019

no..........it is a federal offense b/c of the mail box/postal authority.

did you report to police? why not filing/arrest?

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Business Law, Small Claims and White Collar Crime for California on
Q: I got scammed out of 5500$ by an online seller, How to proceed?

Ok, So i purchased 20,000$ (~200 orders) of merchandise from an online e commerce site for my small business, under all my personal info. I only receive 900$ of items from them. I charged back with my credit provider and only got back 14000$ I am out about 5500$. I am not the only one who got... Read more »

Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman answered on May 6, 2019

Sounds like you may have to sue them, which of course could cost way more than the $5500 you are out.

Maybe small claims is your best bet, it's quick, easy and for matters under 10K wherein attorneys are not

allowed at all, well, other than to represent an LLC or a CORP.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for California on
Q: The college admissions scandal. How is it a crime to bribe a coach at a private college to gain admission?

My understanding is that one of the elements is that it must involve a public official or someone who has a "legal duty". "Public official" is not at issue here. The definition of "legal duty" appears to be "an obligation to obey the law." That is hardly illuminating, as that definition applies... Read more »

Marc David Pelta
Marc David Pelta answered on Mar 30, 2019

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.

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for California on
Q: What if somebody stole my trust fund and they was my beneficiary
Marc David Pelta
Marc David Pelta answered on Mar 30, 2019

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for California on
Q: What does a par19 and a par21 exactly mean my hisband has those two. Felanies at this moment
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Mar 10, 2019

more info needed.

i have never heard of PAR19..........what is par?

usually it is PC for penal code?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, White Collar Crime and Appeals / Appellate Law for California on
Q: Is there any realistic scenario where the president and/or their cabinet can be adequately prosecuted for crimes?

To my understanding, Congress and the FBI are merely fact finding and while attorney generals can prosecute, sitting presidents or vice-presidents who may replace them if impeached, can simply pardon or grant clemency.

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Jan 14, 2019

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...
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1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for California on
Q: What does wire fraud actually entail?
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Dec 27, 2018

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...
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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law, Probate and White Collar Crime for California on
Q: How much time i have to make an objection to a probate case?My attorney did not object or challenge probate.Why cant he?

Title to my property was changed without my knowledge. Now my home is part of a probate court case and worse, it got sold! This was done fraudulently. I never transferred title over to anybody yet a Deed was recorded and signature looks like mine. But im certain that Notary does not have my... Read more »

Richard Samuel Price
Richard Samuel Price answered on Nov 3, 2018

If the house is yours, and not in the estate, then you would have to bring a petition under Probate Code section 850 to challenge the title to the property. Discuss this with your attorney.

Q: How do I get in contact with a federal lawyer to report federal crimes and corruption in local and state court systems?
Eric Mayeda Renslo
Eric Mayeda Renslo answered on Oct 6, 2018

You can use this website to find the right attorney for you, many will give you a free consultation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Real Estate Law, Probate and White Collar Crime for California on
Q: Help! Grandma's probate case FRAUDULENT. She didn't legally own real estate. Her son is "next of kin" and takin my home!

What can I do to stop this crazy probate case? I hired attorney. I told him the problem I discovered. I thought he would stop probate but what he did was remove my uncle, he no longer Administrator of her estate. Then now I am Administrator of her estate. This is not what I want. How do I make... Read more »

Richard Samuel Price
Richard Samuel Price answered on Jul 26, 2018

You should ask your attorney about an 850 petition to determine what assets are, or are not, in your grandma's estate. This is a lawsuit to determine whether the house is yours or your grandmas.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Real Estate Law, Probate and White Collar Crime for California on
Q: Uncle started a probate case for my grandmother. She did not own real estate, so I thought. How can I undo/stop probate?

I want to stop this probate case. It is fraudulent! My grandmother did not own any real property. Turns out that supposedly I gifted my dying grandma my house! That is a LIE. No wonder I didn't know about any probate case until recently. My uncle was doing this very quietly. I didn't know I gifted... Read more »

Bruce Adrian Last
Bruce Adrian Last answered on Jul 3, 2018

Dear Los Angeles:

That's a lot of questions. Off the bat, I recommend that you speak with a lawyer right away about how to defend your self. But here is some basic information to help you make that consultation more efficient. I'll also provide some information about how to find a lawyer...
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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for California on
Q: What type of attorney do I need to defend me after using check stubs generated on line to purchase a vehicle?

I took delivery of a car after using generated check stubs on line to verify my income. On the 8th day the dealership called to inform me the loan was not approved and to return the car.

I returned the car early this morning to the dealership. However they told me they had reported the car... Read more »

Dmitry Gorin
Dmitry Gorin answered on May 16, 2018

You need to privately consult with a criminal defense lawyer in your area to review the details and options. Use Justia or Google to search for local law firms and make a few calls. Good luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for California on
Q: Is it possible for a defendant to face charges in both federal and state court?
Robert Donald Gifford II
Robert Donald Gifford II answered on Apr 13, 2018

Generally it is, but there are some exceptions to it. Bottom line is the because both are separate sovereigns, thus the double jeopardy clause does not apply. Most jurisdictions try to avoid doing this as it complicates trial dates and availability of witnesses.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, White Collar Crime and Identity Theft for California on
Q: How to get my case in a different Federal Jurisdiction?

I have a case that involves alot of unconstitutional acts and everyone in the the same area seem to have in one way or another participated. I want to get my case moved to a different jurisdiction in a federal court however I am stuck on whether or not that is possible and if there is a United... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 13, 2018

need a lot more facts

the first thing you have to do is hire an EXPERIENCED FEDERAL ATTORNEY.

most lawyers in the greater Palm Springs Area do not do Federal. In part it is because there is no federal court around us.

federal courts can hear cases from other states but this...
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Q: Can “Tortious interference” be grounds for a federal court filing where the damages are in excess of $100,000 2 states

Interfering party withdrew money a prior court ruled was to be divided evenly. They did so despite being requested both in writing and by civil court order.

The act has the effect of denying the other person of a substantial amount of money at retirement.... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Mar 7, 2018

Sounds like you could go back to the court that issued the order and move for contempt, restraining order, etc. However, if the amount in controversy exceeds $75k, and both parties are residents of different states, you have diversity jurisdiction. I'm not sure what a federal judge would do... Read more »

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