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Commentary: white collar crime focus unrelenting

Given all the recent media headlines and attendant copy churned out regarding a U.S. Department of Justice focus on shored-up enforcement and application of so-called mandatory minimum sentencing rules in criminal cases, the DOJ's predominant crime-fighting emphasis going forward seems clear enough.

Focus on white collar crime: unique aspects in every case

A news report referencing a seemingly understated event taking place tomorrow in a college lecture hall far from Texas might seem to be testing the bounds of relevancy for its appearance in the criminal defense blog of a Houston-based law firm.

Texas law firm experienced with white collar crime cases

There are a variety of different attorneys in Texas. Each law firm likely has experience with different types of cases. The attorneys at Hilder & Associates, P.C. are dedicated to providing the solutions our clients need when facing allegations of a white collar crime. We are committed to helping our clients fight criminal charges.

Man arrested in Texas, suspected of fraud

People in Texas often have high hopes for a business that they start. As such, they purchase supplies and hire employees. Despite their best efforts, many are unable to achieve success. Although it is unclear how authorities determined a man in Texas was not simply unsuccessful at his business, he now faces allegations of fraud, among other charges, after checks he wrote his employees bounced.

Accused of bribing foreign officials? Here's what to know

Working in another country for your company is a fantastic opportunity, but it can put you in a tight spot if you're asked to speak with foreign officials, like government agents, to help get your company better footing or approval to continue its work there. If you offer an official a bribe, you can be charged in the United States.

RICO: What does this oft-cited acronym stand for, entail?

If you've never had any formal involvement with the criminal justice system, there's a good likelihood that you don't know much about RICO and perhaps have never even heard of it. And, given the singular focus and particulars associated with RICO, there's also a possibility it might draw a blank for you even if you have been targeted in the past for alleged criminal wrongdoing.

The most common types of white collar crime

Being accused and formally charged with a white collar crime can be devastating for an individual's reputation and career. These crimes typically involve accusations of deceit for the purposes of financial gain. Most white collar crimes fall under the following categories: embezzlement, fraud, money laundering and tax evasion. Let's take a look at these categories in more detail.

JPMorgan Chase settles FCPA case for $264 million, nonprosecution

On Thursday the Justice Department, the SEC and the Fed jointly agreed to allow JPMorgan Chase to settle a case involving allegedly massive bribery of Chinese officials. The settlement will require the bank to pay penalties totaling $264 million but not to admit any wrongdoing. While critics including President-elect Trump called for executives to be charged criminally, the bank was able to achieve a nonprosecution agreement, which is unusual.

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