Bank Owes Over $1 billion in Penalties for White Collar Crimes

White-collar crimes are widespread and can include everything from healthcare fraud to tax evasion, and violations of banking or financial regulations. The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, along with several other legal agencies, has finally resolved its investigation into UK-based Standard Chartered Bank and its criminal behavior. As a result, the bank owes over $1 billion […]

The College Admissions Scandal

Modern parenting is hard. All parents want only the best for their children, and some parents will stop at nothing to ensure their children get all the opportunities they can. This temptation is no doubt what led dozens of parents to exaggerate the abilities of their children and amend test scores to ensure their children […]

‘Operation Brace Yourself’ Scammed Over $1.2 billion From Medicare

Congress continues to discuss the state of America’s healthcare system. There is no question that Medicare and Medicaid are stretched thin, while insurers and healthcare companies seem to be making millions. One reason for that is because of various schemes of healthcare fraud. Recently, the federal government uncovered a Medicare scam involving over $1.2 billion […]

The First Step Act

The First Step Act allows for prisoners to earn credit towards spending the last year of their sentence on home confine or in a halfway house by participating in programs recommended by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (“BOP”). There is also a provision that allows each prisoner to receive 54 days of good time credits […]

Attorney Swindles Over Half a Million from NYC Church

White-collar crime is generally those acts that are financially motivated and nonviolent. These can include fraud, embezzlement, money laundering, and identity theft, among others. Recently, one lawyer in New York pled guilty to white-collar crime for Grand Larceny and criminal possession of a forged instrument in the third degree. According to court documents, John Shasanmi, […]

Benefits and Drawbacks of Rapid DNA

DNA has been responsible for the acquittals of dozens of wrongfully convicted individuals around the country. Police departments are investing more time and money into technology that will quickly process and catalog DNA in their efforts to improve the justice system. One department – Bensalem, outside of Philadelphia – installed a Rapid DNA machine back […]