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Criminal defense lawyers with experience handling a wide range of white collar criminal defense cases, from securities fraud to insider trading.

What to do if Federal Investigators Contact You

Have Federal Investigators Contacted You about Suspected White-Collar Crimes? Just like in any other crime, never give statements or attempt to defend yourself against alleged charges of white-collar crime without speaking to an attorney first. Ideally, you should contact an experienced white-collar criminal defense attorney. White-collar investigations can be just as complex as the alleged crimes themselves, and you will…
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Questions and Answers about White-Collar Crime

What is White-Collar Crime? White-collar crime is the generic term describing crimes involving alleged commercial fraud, cheating consumers, swindles, insider trading on the stock market, embezzlement and other forms of dishonest business schemes. The term itself comes from the notion that perpetrators of these types of crimes wear white collars and ties. What is the Difference Between White-Collar Crimes and…
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What Makes a Good Criminal Defense Attorney?

Facing criminal charges is a serious matter. Unlike a civil proceeding, a criminal conviction can mean jail time and a permanent criminal record. Having a conviction on your record will make it extremely difficult to gain meaningful employment in the future. With that said, hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney is paramount. What can a good criminal defense attorney do…
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Hedge-Fund Founder Guilty of Insider Trading

Galleon Group hedge-fund founder Raj Rajaratnam could spend the rest of his life in prison for insider trading. Last month, a jury found Rajaratnam guilty on all 14 counts of securities fraud and conspiracy. According to prosecutors, he received confidential stock tips from insiders at public companies and then used the inside information to make a profit and avoid $63.8…
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FBI Hopes Criminal Profiling Will Catch More White-Collar Criminals

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is now using behavioral profiling in hopes of targeting white-collar criminals. Agents from the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) are analyzing securities fraud cases to get into the minds of white-collar criminals in the same way as serial killers and violent criminals. Infamous cases such as Bernie Madoff and Hassan Nemazee, who stole nearly $300…
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