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Category Archives: White-Collar Crime

A Discussion Of Tax Evasion And Its Possible Defenses

By Robert S. Toale |

Decades ago, Al Capone was suspected of being one of the most powerful crime bosses in America. As the head of an alleged crime family in Chicago, Capone was assumed to been involved in number of suspected murders. However, readers of this New Orleans criminal defense law blog may be surprised to hear that… Read More »

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Embezzlement is a serious white collar crime

By Robert S. Toale |

As has been previously been discussed on this New Orleans criminal defense law blog, not all serious crimes involve the use of physical violence. Many financial crimes involve claims that an individual manipulated accounts or records for the purposes of financially enriching himself. This post will discuss one such financial crime: embezzlement. Allegations of… Read More »

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What is insider trading?

By Robert S. Toale |

Stories about insider trading make the Louisiana news from time to time, but for many people insider trading is not a concept that they could easily explain. This blog post will provide basic information about the crime of insider trading and may serve as a starting point for those readers interested learning more about… Read More »

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Under the law, financial crimes are not victimless crimes

By Robert S. Toale |

A crime is often identified by the harm that it causes to an individual or group of people. For example, an assault may be prosecuted if the accused person’s actions cause physical distress to a New Orleans resident; a homicide charge may result if a death occurs due to someone else’s activities. In addition,… Read More »

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Understanding a Ponzi scheme as a type of white collar crime

By Robert S. Toale |

In 2008, residents of Louisiana and the other 49 American states learned of the arrest of Bernard Madoff. A high powered Wall Street stock broker, Madoff was accused of utilizing a pyramid or Ponzi scheme to defraud his clients out of billions of dollars. In 2009, Madoff pleaded guilty to nearly a dozen federal… Read More »

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Charges of fraud, identity theft bring significant consequences

By Robert S. Toale |

Last week, this New Orleans criminal defense legal blog presented the story of a Louisiana man who is facing significant allegations related to the purported commission of white collar crimes. The man allegedly profited from selling people’s Social Security numbers to others in an allegedly illegal scheme. As a result of the fraud and… Read More »

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Alleged white collar crimes threaten more than just your job

By Robert S. Toale |

The corporate world can be a difficult place to succeed. Individuals who work for big businesses can feel pressures from their employers to produce results all while abiding by the many regulations and laws that govern what they permissibly may do. For some individuals who work in the corporate centers of Louisiana, getting results… Read More »

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Is identity theft a white collar crime?

By Robert S. Toale |

Identity theft is a white collar crime that can happen in the online world as well as in the physical world. It occurs when a person uses the name, address, social security number, or other identifying information of another individual to commit a scam. In New Orleans, individuals have been charged with identity theft… Read More »

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White collar crime includes accusations of bribery

By Robert S. Toale |

All across Louisiana, different industries have different standards for what constitutes appropriate gift-giving between businesses and consumers. In a business office setting, it may be acceptable for an entity to send its customers holiday cards at the right time of year. In an educational environment, it is usually fine for students to give their… Read More »

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What sort of a penalty is restitution?

By Robert S. Toale |

From time to time, New Orleans residents need loans in order to cover their expenses. Some people get their loans from banks and other lending institutions. Others borrow money from friends and family members. However, when two parties agree that one will extend money to another and, in return, the borrower will eventually return… Read More »

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