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How to Protect Yourself and Fight against White Collar Charges
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How to Protect Yourself and Fight against White Collar Charges

Just because a crime doesn’t involve violence, that doesn’t mean the penalties will be any less severe.

 

If you commit a white collar crime – a nonviolent, financially motivated crime such as fraud, embezzlement, bribery, money laundering, forgery, and others – you could be punished with a number of consequences, including:

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Expensive fines as high as $1 million for certain offenses such as bank fraud
Lengthy prison sentences
Restitution – paying back the money you appropriated for yourself

Chicago’s “Mayor of Chinatown” Gets Prison for Money Laundering
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Chicago’s “Mayor of Chinatown” Gets Prison for Money Laundering

If you live around Chicago’s Chinatown, you may have heard about the scandal involving the area’s famed chef, Tony Hu.

 

Before the FBI searched his restaurant and found evidence of him laundering money and cooking the books to avoid millions of dollars in taxes, Hu’s story was the classic tale of the American Dream. His recent sentencing, however, added an orange jumpsuit to his rags-to-riches story.

 

Who Really Is Tony Hu?

 

Hu grew up on a farm in … Read More

6 White Collar Crimes and Their Penalties in Illinois
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6 White Collar Crimes and Their Penalties in Illinois

While they usually do not involve violence or serious bodily injury, white collar crimes are taken very seriously in Illinois and will often result in felony charges for the alleged offender.

 

Below we have briefly defined a few common white collar crimes that we see in Illinois, and the charges you may face for committing them. For more information on the penalties for different levels of felony charges, click here.

 

Theft: Any act of obtaining goods or services … Read More

3 Notorious White Collar Criminals and Their Crimes
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3 Notorious White Collar Criminals and Their Crimes

Many people don’t necessarily think of white collar crimes as serious because they don’t involve violence. But white collar crimes are serious, and in the state of Illinois they can carry serious penalties.

 

What constitutes a white collar crime in our state? Essentially, these types of crimes involve money – someone getting rich off of someone else’s money – and white collar criminals are often glorified and become notorious for their escapades, despite having to spend years in prison … Read More

Don’t Get Charged with Tax Evasion this Season
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Don’t Get Charged with Tax Evasion this Season

 

With the April 15th deadline right around the corner, it’s a good idea to begin the process of filing your federal and state taxes if you haven’t already done so. Happily, there are numerous tax return preparation firms, programs, and websites available to help you through this oftentimes stressful and confusing process.

 

However, it’s important to remember that you bear the responsibility for the accuracy of all entries made on your tax return, whether the return is prepared … Read More