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Federal Sex Crimes

By Jeffrey S. Weiner |

Most sex crimes are prosecuted by the individual states where the acts allegedly occurred. There are, however, some crimes that also fall under the purview of federal courts, so it is possible for a person to find him or herself charged with the same crime in two separate courts. This can have devastating consequences… Read More »

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Defending Yourself Against Allegations of Involvement in a Ponzi Scheme

By Jeffrey S. Weiner |

Ponzi schemes can and do take a number of different forms, but all involve some sort of fraud and so qualify as white collar crimes, which should be taken seriously, as conviction can come with expensive fines and even jail time. With so much at stake, it is critical for those who are being… Read More »

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White Collar Crimes and Asset Forfeiture

By Jeffrey S. Weiner |

While most people know that being convicted of a white collar crime can come with serious penalties, including jail time and fines, many are unaware that those who commit financial crimes are also usually required to forfeit their assets, or at least have them frozen until the termination of criminal proceedings. To find out… Read More »

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Federal Restitution

By Jeffrey S. Weiner |

In many cases, after a person is convicted of a crime in federal court, he or she will be ordered by the judge to financially compensate any victims who suffered as a result of the offense. These orders, which are known as orders of restitution, don’t expire until they have been completely paid off,… Read More »

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What is the Difference Between Legal and Illegal Gambling in Florida?

By Jeffrey S. Weiner |

When it comes to gambling in Florida, it is important for residents and visitors to have a thorough understanding of what the state deems legal. Failing to do so could result in charges of illegal gambling, which come with severe penalties. If you are being investigated for involvement in a gambling venture, or are… Read More »

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The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

By Jeffrey S. Weiner |

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) makes it unlawful for certain individuals and entities to pay foreign government officials in exchange for retaining or obtaining business. The provisions of the FCPA apply to all U.S. residents, some foreign securities issuers, and foreign firms or individuals who are involved, whether directly or through agents, in… Read More »

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Entrapment in White Collar Crimes

By Jeffrey S. Weiner |

Although white collar crimes vary in their seriousness and application, they usually involve nonviolent acts that have a monetary component. Unfortunately, in their zeal to apprehend those who are involved in white collar crime, investigators and prosecutors often use unsavory or even unlawful methods of identifying suspects. For instance, entrapment, which involves an officer… Read More »

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Importing Sexually Explicit Depictions of a Minor

By Jeffrey S. Weiner |

Most pornography-related offenses are charged in state court. However, it is possible to be charged by federal prosecutors in certain cases. For instance, importing sexually explicit depictions of a minor into the U.S. is a federal offense. In fact, even if the person being investigated for this offense is outside of the country, he… Read More »

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Email and Social Media Hacking

By Jeffrey S. Weiner |

Recent technological advances have made it easier than ever for people to remain constantly connected. Whether this involves posting comments on online forums, checking our emails, or using online banking, this type of conduct has become commonplace. In recognition of these changes, both state legislatures and Congress have put laws in place to help… Read More »

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Establishing a Defense Against Money Laundering Charges

By Jeffrey S. Weiner |

Money laundering is a serious white collar offense that is aggressively investigated and prosecuted by both state and federal agencies. Penalties for conviction tend to be particularly harsh, which can be devastating for those who are wrongly accused, or who had no intent to commit fraud. Fortunately, those who start the process of planning… Read More »

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