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The Skinny on Social Workers with a Criminal Record

April 25, 2013

The Skinny on Social Workers with a Criminal Record Social workers are often the people that we turn to when we need help with life events. Whether we need help with an addiction, an emotional problem or in navigating family dynamics, social workers are an excellent source of information and assistance. But what happens when […]

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Breaking Down the Tyco International Corporate Scandal of 2002

April 22, 2013

In 1975, Dennis Kozlowski was hired by Tyco as an assistant controller and began his executive rise within the company. By 1992, he was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO); he became Chairman of the Board in 1993. Tyco grew to be a worldwide company that had 240,000 employees and annual operating revenues of $38 billion. […]

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Top 10 White Collar Offenses

April 21, 2013

Noting some of the top 10 white collar offenses shortly, a definition of exactly what white collar crime needs to be explained. Contrary to most thinking, white collar crime is not a victimless crime. When people think of a crime being committed, it is usually equated to physical violence. That physical violence can emit from […]

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Theft of Trade Secrets: Compliance Programs

March 27, 2013

Because the Federal Economic Espionage Act applies to the presence of unauthorized data within a business, firms must be vigilant not only in guarding their own trade secrets but in protecting against “inward leakage,” that is, the flow of sensitive data into a business enterprise via employees, consultants, or even vendor sales personnel. The most […]

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Why Retaliation Against Whistleblowers Is Illegal

February 7, 2013

Why Retaliation Against Whistleblowers is Illegal There is no overarching statutory legal prohibition of retaliation against whistleblowers in the United States. As a result, some employers may erroneously believe that they have the right to retaliate against employees who notify authorities of their unlawful activities. However, the intricacies of employment law mean that many employers […]

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The Elements of Mail Fraud

January 17, 2013

(US criminal law) Mail fraud is a federal crime in which the perpetrator develops a scheme using the U.S. mail system to defraud another of money or property. Such a crime typically involves a person or company obtaining money or anything of value from a victim by offering a product, service or investment opportunity that […]

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Is It Possible to Recover Money for an Investment Fraud Victim?

January 14, 2013

Corrupt brokerage firms and financial advisors often take advantage of investors. If you suspect that a fraud has occurred, it is best to consult with a security investment lawyer at that point of time. It is sometimes to recover your invested money after the fraud is detected. How investment fraud occurs? Investment professionals often fail […]

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U.S. Eighth District Affirms in Drug Conspiracy Case

October 15, 2012

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit upheld the U.S. Federal Court for the Western District of Missouri in convictions of two participants in an elaborate conspiracy to sell and distribute prescription drugs, along with money laundering. The case was United States v. Christopher Elder and Troy Solomon. The matter arose from the late […]

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