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What you need to know about federal appeals

If you have been convicted of a federal level crime, you have the right to file an appeal in an attempt to prove your innocence. However, the federal appeals process can be difficult to understand because federal appellate judges and their staff are mostly removed...

Insurance fraud is a significant problem

The insurance industry consists of more than 7,000 companies who collect more than $1 trillion in premiums every year. According to the FBI, the total cost of insurance fraud is estimated at about $40 billion per year, costing the average U.S. family between $400 and...

There are several money laundering laws on the books

Several laws have been passed to combat money laundering crimes over the past several decades. Originally, money laundering laws were passed to fight organized crime. Those efforts have more recently shifted to fight drug crimes and anti-terrorist activities. The Bank...

Credit card fraud is a growing concern

As the use of debit and credit cards become more commonplace in an era of e-commerce, there has been a noticeable rise in the incidences of credit card fraud. Although credit card fraud can take on many forms, law enforcement officials have devoted more and more...

Defending yourself against embezzlement charges

Embezzlement is a white collar crime that can be charged against a person when it is suspected that some form of financial fraud has taken place. In most cases, it occurs when a business or a non-profit puts their assets under the control of a person who then misuses...