Weisbuch Law for White Collar Crime Attorneys in Columbus
Legal Representation in Columbus, OH
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the term “white collar crime” first originated in 1939. This type of theft is usually committed by an individual who is in a position of authority and trust, who then abused that position in order to gain access to funds or information. These crimes are typically non-violent in nature and can take place over a long length of time or all at once.
Some people who commit white collar crimes only take small amounts so that the theft would go unnoticed. An example of a white collar crime could be an employee lying about receipts and expenses, a trustee using a trust account for his own purposes, or a criminal organization attempting to make their dirty money look like it came from a legitimate source. They are primarily committed in a business setting by corporate executives or by an elected or public official. Most are felonies and many are a violation of federal law. Prosecutors are very interested in obtaining convictions in these cases.
Crimes Motivated by Money
These crimes may be investigated by local law enforcement or by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the U. S. Immigration and Citizenship Service (USCIS), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or other federal investigative agencies. Many white collar crimes are very complex and a criminal investigation may go on for months or years. At Weisbuch Law, we have handled many white collar crimes that range from abuse of the system to theft-related crimes and more.
Our firm represent clients accused of such offenses as:
- Money laundering
- Identity theft
- Internet crimes
- Mail fraud
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These are but a few of the white collar crimes that one can commit, and it is important to contact a qualified criminal attorney if you have been accused of a crime of this nature. Even if you are not the primary focus of an ongoing investigation, you may be suspected of conspiracy and the tides can turn very quickly. If you are found to be guilty of criminal conspiracy, you may be found guilty for the acts of all other participants in the alleged crime scheme.