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Understanding White Collar Crime

February 23, 2016
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“White collar crime” is traditionally recognized as a financially-motivated crime committed by people at large companies or those in power positions. While this is often the case, white collar crimes can be committed by anyone. These crimes range from misallocation of client funds to unlawfully usurping government benefits such as Social Security or Unemployment. White […]

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Probation under the federal sentencing guidelines

December 9, 2010
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The federal sentencing guidelines require a prison sentence in many circumstances. However, on occasion, the guidelines direct the court to sentence the defendant to a term of probation. In cases where probation is available, it is usually because the defendant has no prior convictions or criminal background, and the case was the defendant’s first arrest. […]

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