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Identity theft and its impact on rates of welfare fraud

Each year, applicants end up receiving government benefits they otherwise would not qualify for as a result of engaging in welfare fraud. Whether it be a result of either inadequate or inconsistent monitoring, lawmakers argue welfare fraud has reached pandemic status across the United States.

Attorney general signals tighter rule enforcement for businesses

The era of Attorney General Jeff Sessions is just getting underway, and it's still anyone's guess how that will truly affect the law of the land. Many of the headlines have referenced his stated focus on violent crime and tightening the immigration and deportation system, but that may not be all that Sessions has in mind. Recently, he spoke out about the need to reign in white collar crime as well.

Over 2 dozen are charged with an insurance fraud scheme in the OC

A statement released by the District Attorney's Office in Orange County, California, on Thursday, April 20, 2017, announced the arrest of a husband and wife and at least two dozen affiliated pharmacists and doctors. They were all taken into custody on suspicion of having conspired to have unnecessary diagnostic tests and treatments rendered only to bill their patients workers' compensation insurance for them.

Understanding what health care fraud is

When it comes to heath care fraud, it is thought to involve individuals who knowingly engage in deceptive practices with the goal of receiving unauthorized benefits. Health care providers found to have engaged in abuse or fraud can face administrative sanctions, civil, and even criminal penalties, under various state and federal laws.

How reliance affects potential securities fraud charges

If you work as a broker, your ability to get and keep customers is likely tied to your reputation. And if you are known as someone who consistently provides clients with quality service and solid returns on their investments, your opportunities for success should be unlimited. However, if a dissatisfied customer claims that your methods are inviolation of securities regulations, not only does your personal brand suffer, but you could find yourself on the receiving end of criminal charges.

Understanding what embezzlement is and how to prove it

When you read a story of embezzlement in the newspaper or hear about it on the news, most likely what you hear about is tied in to some type of misappropriation of funds by either a government employee or some corporate bigwig. In either case, the allegations involve a person who has been entrusted to protect those assets.

Honest business accounting mistakes can create Ponzi schemes

Any company can run into cash flow problems. And when this happens, a business owner may have to come up with some creative ways to keep things afloat while working back toward solvency. But if you are in such a situation, you want to be sure that none of the accounting methods you employ will expose you to accusations of criminal wrongdoing.

Woman pleads guilty for part in California real estate scheme

If you run a business in California that involves taking money from investors with a promise of monetary returns, the law requires that you act in good faith to fulfill your promise. Because it is always possible for an investment to fail to yield expected profits you should not face any legal consequences if the money was properly allocated. However, if there are suspicions of impropriety, you may end up facing fraud charges.

How reliance affects potential securities fraud charges

If you work as a broker, your ability to get and keep customers is likely tied to your reputation. And if you are known as someone who consistently provides clients with quality service and solid returns on their investments, your opportunities for success should be unlimited. However, if a dissatisfied customer claims that your methods are in violation of securities regulations, not only does your personal brand suffer, but you could find yourself on the receiving end of criminal charges.

Honest business accounting mistakes can create Ponzi schemes

Any company can run into cash flow problems. And when this happens, a business owner may have to come up with some creative ways to keep things afloat while working back toward solvency. But if you are in such a situation, you want to be sure that none of the accounting methods you employ will expose you to accusations of criminal wrongdoing.

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