Category Archives: White Collar Crime Videos

What is white collar crime? Who can I turn to if I have been the victim of a white collar crime or suspect someone is a white collar criminal? Watch our attorneys’ videos about white collar crime.

Is Work Email Private?

Miami White Collar Criminal Defense Attorney Warns About Work Email Privacy It is with astonishing frequency that evidence of white collar crimes, including fraud, are discovered through something as simple as reading workplace email. Though it seems like it would be common knowledge, people do not seem to realize that work emails are company property and can easily be discovered by investigators and forensic analysts. In this video, Miami white collar criminal defense attorney Curt Miner offers his analysis of why emails are so frequently used as evidence of criminal activity. If you are facing charges of white collar criminal activity, the best course of action for you is to immediately seek experienced legal counsel. Video Transcription As a safety tip for anyone who uses the Internet, to anyone who uses email: I use the parent rule, which is the same rule you tell your kids. Don’t put anything on…
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Is Money Laundering a White-Collar Crime?

Miami White-Collar Criminal Defense Attorney Explains Money Laundering What is money laundering? The typical image that comes to mind when imagining money laundering involves the drug trade, but money laundering is a much broader subject than just drug trafficking. In this video, Miami litigation attorney Curtis Miner explains money laundering from a big picture perspective. Our attorneys handle white-collar criminal defense for charges such as money laundering, bank fraud, insider trading and others to clients in Miami. Video Transcription: When you hear the phrase money laundering, the first thing that probably comes to mind is people who are laundering the money of drug cartels or narco traffickers, but what’s covered by money laundering is really much broader than that. And money laundering can be any financial transaction, whether it’s by a bank or a middleman, that is done in furtherance of some other form of unlawful activity. So, not all money…
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What Happens When a Real Estate Contract is Broken?

Miami Commercial Litigation Attorney on Specific Performance and Compensatory Damages When a real estate contract is broken, there are different remedies that the wronged party may seek to rectify the situation. These remedies are known as specific performance and compensatory damages. In this video, Miami commercial litigation attorney Patrick Montoya explains specific performance and compensatory damages as well as how to seek out your preferred broken contract remedy in the court of law. Video Transcription: Commercial litigation cases are very complicated. Sometimes, people are looking for different remedies. One of those remedies is specific performance. Specific performance requires a party to take a specific action. For example, if a party was required to build a building to a height of 40 feet and the building came out at 35 feet, the remedy you may want is for your building to be 40 feet. That would be specific performance. On the…
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What is a Qui Tam Lawsuit?

Miami Whistleblower Attorney Explains Qui Tam and Reverse Qui Tam Whistleblower lawsuits, also called qui tam lawsuits, involve fraud against the United States government. There are two types of qui tam lawsuits: qui tam and reverse qui tam. In this video, Miami whistleblower attorney Curtis Miner explains the difference between the two types of whistleblower cases. Whistleblowers on fraud against the United States government are eligible for certain financial benefits for revealing evidence to the courts. To ensure you receive the maximum benefit for reporting fraud, do not discuss your knowledge with anyone other than a qualified qui tam attorney. Video Transcription: What is qui tam? The simplest explanation is a qui tam is a whistleblower lawsuit and, in particular, it’s a whistleblower who knows that the federal government or state government is being cheated in some way. Reverse qui tam is just the reverse, where a company would owe…
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What is a Whistleblower Lawsuit?

Miami Qui Tam Lawyer Explains Government Fraud Cases The common understanding of the word whistleblower is not exactly the same thing as a whistleblower in the context of a lawsuit. In this video, Miami qui tam attorney Curtis Miner explains the several different types of whistleblowers and how they are different from a qui tam case. If you discover evidence of fraud against the United States government, it is in your best interest to take that evidence to a qui tam attorney, rather than the media or Internet. This is because there are certain financial benefits afforded to whistleblowers to encourage them to come forward with evidence of government fraud. Video Transcription: You know, there are whistleblowers on government secrets, as we’ve seen in the national and international media recently, but that’s a different phenomenon. The term whistleblower gets thrown around a lot but in the lawsuit context, when we…
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Should Whistleblowers Go to the Media?

Miami Qui Tam Lawyer Explains Why Sharing Your Information May Be a Bad Idea Whistleblowers exposing fraud against the United States government may be tempted to bring their information to the media, but that is not the best way to handle information that proves fraudulent activity, for a variety of reasons. In this video, Miami qui tam attorney Curtis Miner explains the disadvantages of taking your proof of fraud to the media, whether it is a news source or social media. There are varieties of protections offered to whistleblowers that come forward with information about defrauding the government or its agencies. Our law firm near Miami FL handles cases relating to all types of white collar crimes, including tax fraud, securities fraud, and Medicare/Medicaid fraud. Video Transcription: A common question that a whistleblower may have is, “Should I go to the media?” And in our modern world where we have…
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