There is no rule that you have to wait to be charged with a crime before you can start defending against potential allegations. If you believe you are being investigated by authorities, then you should contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
A Missouri woman has been charged with stealing millions from her employer over the course of 10 years. According to the employer, the woman's actions put them in a situation of debt they didn't realize existed until the woman was gone from the company. At that time, the company's president said, the company was underwater, resulting in the loss of the business.
Missouri executives have access to funds in most businesses. Any of them with criminal tendencies might be tempted to acquire some for personal use. White collar crime, including embezzlement and fraud, can start with taking a dollar or two that one feels won't be missed. But once begun, it may be that access to huge sums of money creates a slippery slope.
Even in an age of ascendant wireless communication, wire fraud remains a commonly charged white-collar offense.
Church-going people are often categorized in particular ways by others. More than 200 hundreds years ago, for example, the celebrated historian Edward Gibbon claimed that Christians' lack of civic zeal helped bring down the Roman Empire.
White-collar crime is by no means a technical term. It generally refers to financial crimes such as fraud, embezzlement and money laundering, historically committed by people wearing white shirts and perhaps even a gray flannel suit.
Smoking has declined markedly in American life. But it is still big business - and the taxes on legal sales of cigarettes and other tobacco products involve a lot of money.