A white collar crime is a non-violent act involving deception, typically committed by a business person or public official. Evidence in a white collar crime usually involves a “paper trail,” of evidence that investigators use to prosecute the case. If you have been charged with a white collar crime, contact an attorney as soon as possible. A criminal defense attorney like me can help you defend your rights. Contact me on 963325959 for a free consultation
Types of White Collar Crime
- Embezzlement – the taking of someone’s property by a person with whom it is entrusted.
- Bribery - occurs when someone gives or takes a bribe.
- Estafa urbanística- con: Selling something is not yours like property or that is is built in a land that if forbidden to built on it by the Town Hall
- Larceny – involves taking someone’s property without paying for or returning it.
- Extortion – also known as blackmail.
- Fraud – this often includes but is not limited to health care fraud and tax fraud.
- Price Fixing – an agreement between two parties to set prices for a certain product, thereby violating free market operations.
- Racketeering – the extortion of money by force or a pattern of criminal activity committed to further the interests of a criminal syndicate.
- Computer Fraud – using a computer to commit a crime.
- Obstruction of Justice – interfering with the criminal process by impeding an investigation.
- Securities and Commodities Law Violations
- Environmental Law Violations
- Internet crimes
Prosecution of White Collar Crimes
White collar crimes can be prosecuted all over Spain .If convicted, these crimes usually result in jail time, large fines, and restitution to the victims of the crime. For people who have been victimized by white collar crime, like Madoff case, hiring a criminal attorney is often helpful when attempting to recover monies lost.