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Defining and discussing embezzlement

The phrase "white collar crimes" is an umbrella term that applies to a wide variety of crimes. Securities fraud, insurance fraud, bankruptcy fraud, RICO charges, and trade secret violations are all examples of white collar crimes. Today, we want to focus on one particular type of white collar crime, and it is a common one: embezzlement.

The use of cryptocurrency to hide assets

While divorce creates personal and financial uncertainty, one certainty is that some soon-to-be ex-spouses will refuse to play by the rules. Highly contentious divorces with significant assets sometimes lead to one spouse failing to disclose money and property and hiding what would otherwise be subject to asset distribution.

The long journey of Eric Byrnes comes to an end

In spite of his fame or infamy, depending on who you talk to, Eric Byrnes was able to keep a pretty low profile. He was driving through Meridian Township when he saw a car in his rearview mirror. The vehicle had no discernible markings. However, he suspected that it was an unmarked police car from any one of the three law enforcement agencies looking for him.

Are tax crimes going unnoticed by the IRS?

According to their 2016 Annual Report, the Internal Revenue Service is conducting fewer criminal investigations, citing a lack of resources necessary to pursue suspected illegal activity. From 2013 through 2016, criminal investigations by the IRS CI dropped 36 percent. Concurrently, the number of IRS Special Agents shrunk by 13 percent.

What is causing the growth in cybercrimes?

The WannaCry cyber attack that infected more than 300,000 computers caused worldwide disruptions in hospitals, banks and schools. The mass ransomware hacking also put a bright spotlight on the growing problem of cybercrimes. In the first quarter of 2017 alone, attacks similar to WannaCry increased by 250 percent.

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