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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 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 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 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, 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.

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: Are white collar crimes those that can only be committed by people who have a lot of money? Or does it refer to the type

of crime, rather than the income of the criminal?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Dec 19, 2018

It's the latter: it refers to the type of crime.

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: I quit my job after I realized my boss was laundering money from the company. Now she's being questioned by law

enforcement and they recently contacted me to answer questions too. I had nothing to do with her crime, but could my knowledge without reporting it get me in legal trouble?

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Nov 28, 2018

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: Are white collar crimes called that because the sentences aren't as severe as they are for other criminal offenses?
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Nov 5, 2018

Not really. "White-collar crime (or corporate crime, more correctly) refers to financially motivated, nonviolent crime committed by business and government professionals." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-collar_crime

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: Can a company just have anyone sign a check, or do they have to have the bank or somebody grant that authority?
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Aug 31, 2018

The company, whether it's a corporation or a LLC, needs to authorize certain people to sign checks. If it's a corporation, it would do it by a resolution of the board of directors. A copy of this authorization should be given to the bank.

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: Can I be prosecuted if I suspected embezzlement at the place

i worked at, but didn't say anything - I'm not in accounts, but things just didn't seem right.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Aug 10, 2018

No, you can't be prosecuted unless you committed, aided, or abetted the crime. Suspicion by itself is not one of those.

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: If i decide to bail somebody out of jail, what am i required to have besides money?

Long story short stumbled across document in public records where person who signed my bail bond signed using my last name and we were never married.Identity like situations are/have occurred so makes me wonder?Did bondsman copy id (which would have been faked or whatever) or what?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jun 10, 2018

Do I correctly assume that you do know the person who used your last name? It's hard to guess what sort of ID that the bondsman required; probably not a good idea to ask unless you want your bond to be cancelled.

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: A coworker logged into my work computer and stole data from me. How do I report them for that sort of theft?
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jun 1, 2018

Was the data work-related, or was it you personal information? If it's personal, does your employer allow such data to be stored on work computers? And finally, is the data commercially valuable, or simply something you consider private and perhaps embarrassing?

If it's company-owned...
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1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: If I plead guilty to a white collar criminal offense, will I have to disclose that information to future employers?
David Haas
David Haas answered on Apr 25, 2018

It depends on the question asked by potential employers about whether you have been convicted of a crime and/or whether you have restrictions placed on you as part of your sentence.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: finding discoveries of fraud eight to ten years after commission by concealment, undeniable proof, have we got a Case?

Discovered Defendants did not have required State Licenses with three Departments of State to transact any business, and Defendants failed to complete the Fictitious Name Act registering with Division of Corporations, these for a basis, with egregious violations of FL law and Federal. Have proof of... Read more »

Andy Wayne Williamson
Andy Wayne Williamson answered on Apr 20, 2018

What you describe is too complicated to evaluate via this free legal question and answer site. You truly need to consult with a civil litigation attorney in your area to get a full and complete evaluation.

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: What should I do if I am contacted by a law enforcement official investigating a white collar crime?
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Mar 30, 2018

If you are under investigation for such crime, or for any crime for that matter, you should refuse to answer any questions until you have consulted with an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Landlord - Tenant and White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: What are tenants rights if landlord goes to prison and owes gov't 3.4 million? Do we keep paying rent?

Found out landlord plead guilty to fraud and owes back $3.4 million. Do we keep paying rent? It's my understanding he now has to forfeit the house. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that he also no longer has our deposit....

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Aug 25, 2017

Yes, you continue to pay rent until you are officially notified that the premises are no longer his. He is required to take certain measures to safeguard the deposit, but he may very well not have done so.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: realtor promised to give us the commissions on our house , the house we just closed on and my house that's 4sale I live

The last communication between me and the realtor was when I told her we cant afford to buy two houses one for er and the one we wnted. At this point she promised us 30,000.00 from the commissions if we help her get this house. I wanted no part of the deal nothing the realtor promised my wife... Read more »

Andy Wayne Williamson
Andy Wayne Williamson answered on May 30, 2017

It sounds like to me you need to consult with a litigation attorney asap. If the realtor borrower money from you and made then promises to pay you back later then you need an attorney to look into the whole situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Consumer Law, Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: I was a Victim of a Bank or Business Scam, I do not know the type of lawyer to get.

I was a Victim of a Bank or Business Scam, I do not know the type of lawyer to get. The bank wants me to pay back 12k - I think they should have a fraud division to file this to some insurance company, I need an Lawyer to stop the Bank from Damaging my credit and file for insurance for... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 28, 2016

First you need an accountant, secondly you need a consumer attorney--look for a local member of naca (www.naca.net)

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: How can you sue in civil litigation under the Rico act
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Dec 12, 2014

Without knowing the facts and circumstances, you will have to go see an attorney about this.

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: Can you be charged with fraudulent use of personal identification ino and fraudulent of credit card on the same case?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Dec 12, 2014

Can you be charged with both? Yes. Whether you can be convicted of both might be a different story if double jeopardy principles apply. Get a criminal defense attorney on your side.

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