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Ponzi Schemes and Texas Fraud Laws

Posted on February 8, 2017 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Over the past decade a number of financial frauds have been uncovered by both federal and Texas investigators. The monetary value of these fraudulent operations has been staggering, ranging from in excess of $70 billion in the case of Bernie Madoff’s long-running Ponzi Scheme to a few thousand dollars typical of social media-based Pyramid Schemes such as the “Blessing Loom” scam currently operating on Facebook. Regardless of...

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Check Kiting: Victimless Crime? Not quite…

Posted on August 5, 2015 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Check Kiting in Texas Check kiting is a type of check fraud that is perpetrated under many different circumstances in Texas. At the most basic level, check kiting occurs when a person takes advantage of the time delay between depositing a check and the time when the check clears. For some people, check kiting may be a way to cover a bill payment when times are tough. However,...

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The Most Common Types of White Collar Crime

Posted on July 29, 2015 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

White Collar Crime in Texas Many people may have heard the term "white collar crime" on the evening news or on television dramas. This is a catch-all term used to refer to a number of different illegal activities. The name is derived from the fact that these types of criminal offenses are usually perpetrated by people who work for major corporations, banks or financial firms. In general,...

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Jumping Bail for Check Fraud: Get a Lawyer Now Or…

Posted on July 18, 2014 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

If you thought bounty hunting was a relic of the old west, think again. When a check fraud defendant decides to jump bail after being arrested and released, it’s bad news for both the defendant and the bail bondsman. The defendant could face additional criminal charges and the bail bondsman might have to pay the court a tidy sum. Jumping Bail When a criminal defendant posts bail in...

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Insurance Fraud Sentencing Guidelines in Texas

Posted on March 5, 2013 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

The following article was provided by Adam Rosenblum and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Law Offices of Brett A. Podolsky. What Generally Constitutes Insurance Fraud? One of the most commonly charged white collar crimes in Texas is insurance fraud.  Insurance fraud can be related to auto insurance, worker’s compensation claims, medical insurance, homeowner insurance and life insurance policies.   Texas is very tough on insurance fraud...

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