White Collar Crime

How Serious is an Identity Theft Charge in Texas?

January 14, 2022

Identity theft victimizes millions of people each year in the U.S. and causes tens of millions of dollars in damages. It can leave families in financial ruin and force victims to spend long hours and a significant amount of money to remedy. States like Texas, however, aggressively pursue and punish people who are suspected and […]

All About White Collar Crime

July 28, 2021

When you work in a white collar profession, you are expected to have a high level of integrity and honesty. The public wants to believe that you would never jeopardize their best interests or that of the company for which you work. When you find yourself the target of accusations of professional wrongdoing, you need […]

Can You Go To Jail For Cashing A Bad Check?

October 28, 2020

Did you know that bad checks collectively cost us about $18.7 billion every year? You might think checks have become obsolete in the tech-savvy year of 2020, but that’s far from the case. Millions of checks still get cashed around the country all year, and some of them are inevitably fraudulent.  So, what happens if […]

How Texas Law Defines Bribery

October 1, 2020

According to the World Economic Forum, developing countries spend over $1.26 trillion each year fighting bribery, theft, corruption and tax evasion. You might not know it, but these white-collar crimes are considered serious offenses in Texas. You could get hit with a second-degree felony if you’re convicted of bribery. So, what is bribery according to […]

Blackmail and Extortion Crimes in Texas: What’s the Difference?

September 16, 2020

Did you know that one of the most commonly committed online crime in 2019 was extortion?  Both blackmail and extortion are methods of getting innocent bystanders to act in a certain way. But, what exactly are blackmail and extortion crimes in Texas? What’s the difference between the two? More importantly, what happens if you get […]

Seven Common Types of Pharmaceutical Fraud

March 20, 2019

The pharmaceutical industry is one of the most lucrative and fastest growing healthcare sectors in the world. With a value topping billions of dollars each year, it is little wonder that some people associated with it seek out ways to defraud insurers and patients alike. These seven crimes are among the most common types of […]

Healthcare Industry Top False Claims During 2018

March 6, 2019

Healthcare fraud is an umbrella term that covers numerous crimes committed by doctors, pharmacists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. These offenses cost taxpayers billions of dollars each year. Federal investigators from the attorney general’s office make it a priority to swiftly bring healthcare fraudsters to justice. Last year proved especially lucrative in recouping billions of […]

Understanding and Defending Against Compound Pharmacy Fraud

February 20, 2019

Pharmacies are critical to the health, safety, and comfort of the general public. As vital as these businesses are, they often sometimes face scrutiny for the manner in which they do business. People who work in the compound pharmaceutical industry can be ready to defend themselves against charges of compound pharmacy fraud by hiring an […]

The 3 Stages of Money Laundering

March 21, 2018

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 […]

Understanding Texas Healthcare Fraud Laws

February 21, 2018

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 […]