On behalf of Robert W. Keller Attorney At Law posted in White Collar Crimes on Friday, April 14, 2017. Yes, it’s that dreaded time again when Americans dig down deep into their pockets for their annual donation to their favorite uncle — Uncle Sam, that is. But before you hit “send” on your income tax return, make sure that you are in full compliance. According to Internal Revenue Service estimates, annual convictions for income tax crimes represent only .0022 percent of all taxpayers. But it’s also estimated by the agency that another 17 percent of taxpayers aren’t compliant with the United States tax laws. When does a violation of the federal tax code turn into tax fraud? It can be […]

Continue Reading ›

On behalf of Robert W. Keller Attorney At Law posted in White Collar Crimes on Friday, February 17, 2017. Although a white collar crime doesn’t typically involve physical harm, you can still find yourself in serious trouble with the law if charged. Due to the seriousness of white collar crimes, it’s imperative to understand which types fit into this category. Some of the most common forms of white collar crime include: — Bribery — Fraud — Tax evasion — Bank fraud — Insider trading — Embezzlement — Antitrust violations — Credit card fraud — Telemarketing fraud — Insurance fraud If for any reason you are charged with a white collar crime, there are two things you need to do: — […]

Continue Reading ›

On behalf of Robert W. Keller Attorney At Law posted in White Collar Crimes on Friday, January 20, 2017. Any type of debit card or credit card fraud is a serious crime. Taking this one step further, it can result in a prison sentence among other types of punishment. Generally speaking, this is a form of fraud that involves the unauthorized use of another person’s credit card or debit card. Here are some examples that will help you better understand this type of crime: — Identity theft. As the name implies, this is the unauthorized use of personal information with the intent of committing fraud or some other type of crime. — Identity assumption. Using another person’s identity over the […]

Continue Reading ›

On behalf of Robert W. Keller Attorney At Law posted in White Collar Crimes on Thursday, January 5, 2017. Insurance fraud can take on many forms. Most of the time this occurs when an insured person makes an exaggerated or false claim with the idea of obtaining compensation for losses or injuries that were not suffered. When it comes to insurance fraud, there are times when the insurance company handles the wrongful act as an internal issue. There are also situations in which this is brought to the attention of law enforcement. There are two basic types of insurance fraud: — Soft fraud. This is when a typically honest person tells a lie in order to maximize the value of […]

Continue Reading ›