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February 2019 Archives

What is bankruptcy fraud?

Despite the potential benefits it can afford to people deeply in debt, many in California seek to avoid filing for bankruptcy. Depending on the type of bankruptcy you file, it may involve selling off some of your assets, in a process called liquidation, in order to satisfy your debt. According to Cornell Law School, when a debtor filing for bankruptcy seeks to conceal or misrepresent the assets that he or she has in order to prevent their liquidation, he or she commits bankruptcy fraud. 

More common tax myths you should know about

We discussed several tax myths in this blog last year. Now that tax time is here again, it’s time to revisit some of the common myths surrounding taxes in the United States. At the law office of Ron Cordova Attorney-at-Law, we understand the desire to limit your tax burden. However, when you and other California residents are too quick to believe some of the falsehoods about taxes currently going around, you may face serious penalties.

Reviewing the different forms of phishing

Phishing typically ranks among the most common forms of internet crimes. Yet the general definition of a phishing scheme is often so vague that it can be difficult identifying cases where it has actually happened. Indeed, many come to our team here at Ron Cordova Attorney at Law after having been accused of phishing unaware that they have been doing anything wrong. If someone in Irvine has accused you of running a phishing scam, knowing what types of phishing scams have been identified can help you answer those accusations. 

RICO cases see increase in 2018

To many people in California, it may seem that there has been an increase in the number of white collar criminal cases across the nation. Certainly, there have been numerous high-profile cases that have played out across a variety of venues in the last few years. However, it is important to take a look at the nature of some of these cases to get the full picture of what might be happening.

What is money laundering?

Money laundering is the crime of receiving money through illegal activity, hiding it and then using it through legitimate channels. If you have ever watched a mob movie, you have probably seen something about this process.

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