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Don't hesitate to get legal advice if the IRS contacts you

It's tax season, and the Internal Revenue Service is, as always, on the lookout for tax fraud. The tax code is extremely complex, however, and these cases often involve massive amounts of evidence that can be interpreted in at least two ways. Successfully defending against a tax fraud charge can depend on which side -- the defense or the prosecution -- can parse out the most compelling narrative, given the available evidence.

A proactive defense could prevent criminal charges from being filed

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.

Missouri woman accused of embezzlement of $3 million

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.

Man pleads guilty to fraud charges related to bakery 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.

Woman negotiates with prosecutors on white collar crime charges

News headlines and other media reports in Missouri frequently let residents know that an arrest was made and that assault, burglary, DUI and other similar charges have been filed against an individual. People often equate criminal defense with those types of situations. White collar crime, such as embezzlement, is another type of common criminal allegation made against individuals.

Two guilty pleas in St. Louis parks embezzlement case

This is a follow-up to our May 30 post on an FBI investigation into suspected embezzlement in the St. Louis parks department. In that post, we discussed charges against two parks officials for allegedly using fraudulently padded invoices to take half a million dollars from the city.

Healthcare fraud and identity theft: digital data security

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.

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