White Collar Crimes
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Defense for White Collar Criminal Cases in New York State
The New York State Penal Code has many and varied crimes that are classified as white collar crimes. What they all share in common are that the crime involves one or many criminal offenses. White collar crimes are pursued vigorously by the government both at the state and federal levels. The alleged white collar criminal stands to lose their good name, their business, and/or their freedom. A conviction for a white collar crime can have a devastating impact far beyond that to the particular individual
Examples of White Collar Crimes
- Blackmail - To threaten the exposure of a person's private information for the purpose of gain
- Bribery - To give or receive something of value in return for an action or influence
- Embezzlement - The act of taking money or property that has been entrusted to you for a specific purpose and using it for your own benefit. This crime often involves trusted individuals such as employees or business partners who are in positions of authority and have access to funds and assets. Embezzlement can range from small amounts of money to large sums, based on the position held by the accused and their potential access to resources. Depending on the amount involved, this offense can be charged as a Class E, D, C, or B felony in New York.
- Extortion - To obtain something by way of threat or force, usually money
- Forgery - The act of producing a false copy of an important document, signature, work of art, etc.
- Fraud - Illegal deception for the purpose of gain, usually financially
- Identity Theft - To knowingly use another person's identity for the purpose of benefiting from that person, usually financially
- Money laundering - To conceal the illegal obtaining of money, usually by way of passing through a large number of bank transactions or business transactions
- Racketeering - A continuous criminal operation in which a person is illegally gaining funds as a way of "business"
- Tax evasion - To choose not to pay or to underpay taxes
CFB has a proven track record of successfully representing individuals and corporations in all stages of white collar defense. Whether you received a letter, a knock at your door, served with a subpoena or have been formally charged our staff has protected people facing the same situation and concerns.
CEO’s, CFO’s, business owners and non-business related individuals dealing with allegations of white collar crime have all been protected by the firm Cohen Forman Barone. Having a staff that worked for government prosecuting just these types of crimes gives us a unique vantage point in protecting the individual or your business from investigation, allegations or incarceration.
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