Were You Charged With A White Collar Crime?
Many people accused of white collar crimes are responsible business people who have never been charged with a crime before in their lives. They may not even understand what they are being accused of. This puts the accused in an extremely vulnerable position. By talking to police, they may provide information that helps the prosecutor.
If you are under investigation for or are charged with a white collar crime, do not say anything until you have talked to an attorney. At Cataldo Law Offices, L.L.C., we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. From our law office in Franklin, we represent clients in the Boston metro area and throughout Massachusetts. Call 508-570-2025 for an experienced defense lawyer today.
What Are White Collar Crimes?
White collar crimes usually involve accusations of fraud, embezzlement or theft by deception. Convicting a business person of a white collar crime can help a district attorney raise their profile within the legal community and advance their professional careers. To those under investigation or indictment or sitting in jail, it can mean a life destroyed.
Don’t let a prosecutor advance his or her career at your expense. Our attorneys will work to keep the profile of your case low while resolving it favorably in as little time as possible. We defend individuals who are currently under investigation for felony offenses and those who have already been placed under arrest and charged with a felony crime. Some of these offenses are:
- Mail and wire fraud
- Computer fraud
- Credit card fraud
- Identity theft
- Mortgage fraud
- Bank fraud
- Health care fraud
- Money laundering
- Tax evasion
- Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) offenses
An example of fraud may be kickback schemes involving mortgage companies, realtors, appraisers and others working in the industry. Allegations may include the use of inflated appraisals to obtain inflated mortgages, equity skimming and kickbacks.
The less you say to police officers and prosecutors, the better off you will be. If you are accused of a federal crime, making untrue statements to an investigator could result in you being charged with a crime under the False Statements Act (18 U.S. Code § 1001), even if the state decides not to charge you with any other crime.