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Questions, uncertainty can attach to an embezzlement allegation

White collar criminal activity that is alleged in Texas or elsewhere covers a lot of ground, making each case -- and every defendant -- distinctly different. High-profile matters often relate to subjects such as Ponzi schemes, insider market trading, drug trafficking and large-scale bribery, but they just as often involve far more pedestrian matters.

History, current developments surrounding asset forfeiture in Texas

The securing of citizens’ legally secured property rights has been a cornerstone of American history since the country’s inception. References to property and its safeguarding are liberally cited in the U.S. Constitution, and countless court cases have centered on property protections.

Getting to know the The Dodd-Frank Act

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Act, also known as the Dodd-Frank Act, is an act that was created in 2010 by the Obama Administration. This act was a response to the financial crisis of 2008. It was named after two U.S. senators who worked on the legislation to create over 2,300 pages of reforms that would take place over a number of years. The act addresses the risks of the U.S. financial system and aims to reduce or eliminate them completely.

New federal task force to target financial crimes against consumers

Trump administration spokespersons say that labeling federal regulators as being progressively softer and unattuned to financial wrongdoing committed against American consumers is an unfair criticism. As a recent Wall Street Journal article notes, they counter that they are pursuing a strategy that emphasizes “punishment of bad actors even as it pursues deregulatory policies welcomed by the financial industry.”

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If you or your company is under investigation, charged or indicted for federal or state crimes, or you want to ensure future compliance, contact Hilder & Associates, P.C., for more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced Houston white collar criminal defense lawyer.

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