A proffer is a written agreement between federal prosecutors and a person under criminal investigation where the person agrees to give helpful information to the government in exchange for assurances of non-prosecution, lesser charges, or immunity.
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Money laundering is both a federal as well as a Florida state crime that prohibits “cleaning” illegal money by depositing it into legitimate financial institutions, charities, or businesses.
A drug conspiracy is an agreement between two or more people to commit a crime. To obtain a guilty verdict, the U.S. prosecutor must have sufficient evidence to prove that there was an agreement between two or more people to violate a federal drug law and that all conspirators knew that they were agreeing to and joining in on a federal drug crime.
If you get a knock on the door in the middle of the night, if agents appear at your workplace, if for any reason you feel you are under investigation by a federal investigative agency, you are probably right.
Real estate fraud is loosely defined as a party misrepresenting or falsifying information to take advantage of another party in the purchase or sale of a property.
Whether a white-collar criminal act is charged as a federal or Florida state crime usually depends on the type and scope of the crime. However, it’s also possible to face charges at both the state and federal levels.
Identity theft and “new account” fraud, including mortgage, student loan and credit cards, accounted for $3.4 billion in losses in 2018. In that same year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alone processed 1.4 million reports of fraud. And while those numbers are staggering, they are on the increase.
Bankruptcy is a legal mechanism that provides individuals and businesses relief from debt. Every case is different, and in certain situations assets and personal property may need to be liquidated to pay creditors back.
Twenty years ago, identity theft was a blip on the radar. Fast-forward to today, and identity theft is a major concern for individuals and businesses alike.
Tax crimes are not a joking matter. While they are non-violent in nature, they involve withholding money from the government and are therefore penalized harshly.