White Collar Crime

Find the latest news on a full range of frauds committed by business professionals and government officials, including mortgage fraud, securities fraud and heath care fraud.

Jul 25, 2011

Stetson University College of Law, in unison with the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, recently announced the launch of the NACDL White Collar Criminal Defense College.

The first program of its kind at the first law school established in Florida, the program will feature focused, specified training for criminal defense lawyers in the field of white collar crime.

"The marriage of the leading advocacy law school in the country with the nation's leading criminal defense organization is a unique way to ensure that attorneys have the opportunity to enhanc

Jul 12, 2011

Arthur Cutillo, a 34-year-old former New York patent lawyer, has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for his role in an insider trading scheme.

Cutillo was arrested in November 2009 as part of a wide-reaching crackdown on Wall Street wrongdoing undertaken by the federal government's Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force.

Jun 29, 2011

White collar crime is largely associated with members of the banking community who have embezzled funds from their investors or who have committed fraudulent acts that have resulted in losses for their clients.

Jun 20, 2011

The 2008 financial collapse that occurred led to prosecutions of certain individuals regarding white collar crime. Securities fraud and intentionally misleading investors are two charges that were commonly levied against bankers in an attempt to secure a small level of justice following the destruction.

Former Credit Suisse broker Eric Butler was initially charged with securities fraud after the collapse.

Jun 8, 2011

Although white collar crime is non-violent and deals with money, the effects can be truly damaging. After the financial collapse in 2008, there have been many reports of fraud and investment schemes.

Two California residents were convicted last month of theft from an elder by a caretaker, and were sentenced to serve prison terms of over six years and five years, respectively. The couple took over $500,000 from 80-year-old Rose Souza, qualifying for white collar crime, according to The Stockton Record.

Renee and Jerry Woolf Jr.