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Are White Collar Crimes Different Than Financial Crimes?

Believe it or not, there is no single definition of what constitutes a white collar crime. However, most nonviolent offenses committed directly or indirectly for financial gain generally fall under this category. This categorization is especially accurate when the person accused of illegal activity are professionals in business, finance, or government. Financial crimes, on the other hand, are a specific category of what could be considered white collar crimes. Financial crimes are deemed criminal because…

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Securing Writings by Deception

When it comes to prosecuting theft crimes that rely on deception, using false information to cause another person to dispose of or encumber property, or create a financial obligation on the part of the other person, may be charged with Securing writings by deception (O.R.C. 2913.43) by Cleveland prosecutors. As a base charge, you’re facing a First Degree Misdemeanor, which can put you away for up to six months, but in most cases prosecutors charge…

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