White collar crimes refer to non-violent crimes committed for the purpose of financial gain by people in business or by business entities. Often involving sophisticated cover-up schemes, people committing white collar crimes frequently utilize administrative, financial and technological skills and direct their criminal activity against consumers, company owners and financial institutions.
Federal and state government agencies devote substantial resources to investigating and prosecuting allegations of criminal wrongdoing by corporations and individuals. In the past, many of these matters were handled in the civil courts. The government often makes no meaningful distinction between criminal conduct and the violation of Federal regulations, and there is a trend toward “criminalizing” suspect business actions, especially in the health care and financial industries. This trend presents complex issues of tremendous concern to companies and management.
“Whistle-blower” laws often serve as a financial incentive to employees and competitors to accuse management of wrongdoing. This increased scrutiny makes businesses and their employees vulnerable to unfounded allegations, which can have a serious, long-term impact on the reputation and financial security of organizations.
Institutions and individuals confronting all phases of criminal, civil, and even administrative fraud matters – from investigation through trial and on appeal – consistently turn to our attorneys.
Some of the more common white collar crime categories are not limited to, but include:
At times, prominent business people find themselves targeted in a financial investigation undertaken by federal agencies or under suspicion in a government inquiry. Without the guidance of expert legal counsel, the possibility of errors in judgment and incorrect response heighten the probability of indictment. The attorneys at Kizy Law are adept at not only maneuvering their clients through investigative minefields, but are also champions at prevailing in the courtroom. They understand the sensitive issues clients face regarding white collar crime and handle cases with the utmost discretion and integrity. Call us today at 248-662-5499 for your free consultation.