tax evasion

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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Overview of tax evasion and its elements

September 29, 2011
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In order to convict the accused during trial for tax evasion, the United States Attorney must prove beyond a reasonable doubt each and every one of the elements of the offense. Failure to prove any element beyond a reasonable doubt must result in an acquittal. The crime of tax evasion is found at Title 26, […]

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Failure to report more than $10,000 cash: felony under federal law

January 16, 2011
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A person who is self-employed would probably always prefer cash payment from customers over credit cards or personal checks. But the self-employed should be wary of federal laws concerning reporting cash payments. Intentional violation of cash reporting laws can result in felony charges. The federal government watches small business closely in a number of ways. […]

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Federal court jurisdiction over criminal conduct

December 2, 2010
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Many people believe that crossing state lines is what determines whether conduct can result in federal criminal charges. However, the issue of federal jurisdiction is more complicated than that. Activity that occurs in one state can be subject to federal prosecution. Understanding federal criminal jurisdiction requires a look back at history. The United States is […]

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