Federal criminal forfeiture: What you need to know

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Did you know that if you are convicted of a federal offense that you stand to lose more than your freedom? Using a process known as criminal forfeiture, the government can seize certain assets and property after and, in some instances, before your conviction. Criminal vs. civil forfeiture Criminal forfeiture is part of an overall…

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Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is an anti-corruption law aimed at American companies that operate in international markets. When it was passed in 1977, the FCPA was the first law to make both individuals and corporations civilly and criminally liable for corruption crimes committed outside of the country. The FCPA prohibits U.S. companies and/or…

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What to do if you are facing criminal scam charges

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Scams are relatively common across the country these days, especially as the reliance on technology and the Internet has increased. In fact, the capture of personal data using electronic methods has impacted dozens of people over the course of the past year alone. Scams can range from minor to serious, with criminal charges a strong…

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Embezzlement case making headlines in New York

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An embezzlement case that involves the intersection of civil, criminal and rabbinical law is garnering a great deal of attention in New York. The case involves $20 million in embezzled funds and is one of the largest Jewish charity frauds in recent history. Former Aish Hatorah CFO, Jacob Fetman, was discovered to have coordinated unauthorized…

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