How May False Statements Made to a Bank Become a Federal Offense?

If you provide inaccurate information during a transaction with a financial institution you may arouse suspicions of bank fraud. As shown by reporting in the Amarillo Globe-News, you may face federal charges if you submit false statements to an FDIC-insured…

What are the Consequences for Misusing Opioids?

One of the most commonly misused classes of prescription drugs in the United States is opioids. The opioid epidemic has taken many lives and left a brutal toll on American communities from east to west. In order to halt the…

What are White-Collar Cyber Crimes?

The phrase “white-collar crime” refers to criminal acts that are not violent and seek to benefit the perpetrator financially. Common examples of white-collar crimes are embezzlement, insider trading and wire fraud. Decades ago, people involved in such white-collar crimes had…

The Correlation Between Transparency and White-Collar Crime

White-collar criminals in Texas often feel as though their behavior will not affect anyone else. Holding a position of power, having access to corporate financial information and possessing narcissistic qualities may all increase one’s risk of unethical behavior. Just one…

Insider Trading Scheme Admitted by Former Natural Gas Trader

Theft often takes on the form of one person stealing from another in media, but the amounts stolen in those situations pale in comparison to the kinds of gains Texas executives make with pre-arranged insider trading. This form of white-collar…

How Harsh are the Penalties for Embezzlement?

If your job duties require you to handle someone else’s money, you probably take steps to ensure funds stay where they should. Unfortunately, a drug addiction may cause you to take money that does not belong to you. After receiving…

How Can Prescription Fraud Lead to an Opioid Addiction?

The opioid crisis has its roots in prescription fraud, which is something that you may not know. The crisis began as a legitimate use of prescription drugs. However, due to the actions of companies trying to push their medications, doctors…

What Penalties Come With Mail Fraud?

In Texas, the law treats mail fraud as a serious crime. If you face related charges, the penalties could have a permanent impact on your life. But just why is mail fraud so heavily punished? And what are the penalties?…

What Prosecutors Must Prove in Money Laundering Cases

Before a judge can convict you of a money laundering offense, the prosecutor has certain facts that he or she must establish. According to The U.S. Department of Justice, the evidence of money laundering may be either direct or circumstantial,…

White Collar Crime and Your Career

Dealing with the aftermath of your involvement in a white-collar crime will take time and tenacity. One of the biggest challenges you will face is dealing with the damage to your reputation. Working to rebuild others’ trust in you and…
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