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.
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.
Few Texans – if any – are more knowledgeable about state and federal laws than Don Willett, who has a singular legal perspective that is impressively integrated and complementary.
Was Goldman Sachs complicit in the alleged criminal wrongdoing of ex-executives or merely a bit sloppy in establishing sufficient internal controls to routinely keep high-ranking employees lawfully in check?
We note on our website at the established Hilder & Associates criminal defense firm in Houston what is almost a truism these days regarding financial crimes.
A noted behavioral specialist and criminal justice expert asks two pointed questions in a recently penned Psychology Today article.
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.
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If you’re of a certain vintage, you flatly know that things are different these days concerning interactions at your bank and the transactions you conduct there than they were years ago.
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.”