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The 3 Stages of Money Laundering

Posted on March 21, 2018 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Money laundering involves the use of processes to disguise an original source of funds or assets that are generated through criminal activities, such as drug trafficking, fraud, smuggling, corruption or extortion. Global markets consider money laundering a significant white collar crime. The scope of money laundering proceeds is estimated in the billions to trillions of dollars each year. Because money laundering actually facilitates criminal activity – and...

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Understanding Texas Healthcare Fraud Laws

Posted on February 21, 2018 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Healthcare fraud is considered a subcategory of standard fraud. If convicted of healthcare fraud, the defendant faces a wide range of penalties. Although healthcare fraud is considered a single type of fraud, there are various types of healthcare fraud, including health insurance fraud (such as private insurers, Medicare or Medicaid fraud), drug fraud, and medical fraud. Healthcare fraud is said to occur when an individual or business...

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What Are the Penalties for Credit Card Abuse in Texas?

Posted on November 1, 2017 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Credit and debit card abuse is considered a fraud crime in Texas. Fraud crimes usually involve a form of trickery. In credit or debit card abuse crimes, an individual takes another person’s financial account details without his or her consent, with the intent of making unauthorized purchases or removing cash from the account. Credit and debit card fraud is frequently entwined with: Identity theft, when one person’s identifying...

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Little League Treasurer Steals Thousands from Team

Posted on October 14, 2015 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

  A recent story out of Missouri City, Texas has brought to light the reality of money laundering crimes in Texas. Most people hear the term "money laundering" and imagine a massive operation that takes place inside of a multi-million dollar business firm. Likewise, hearing the term "theft" can make people imagine low-level robberies carried out by small-time criminals. The reality is that money laundering and theft can...

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