Debate surrounding white collar crime – focused on probes, policies, sentencing and just about everything else – is front-of-the-menu stuff these days. In fact, we recently addressed the topic in a Hilder & Associates blog post. We noted in our May 9 entry the oft-pushed view “that favors more white collar prosecutions and convictions, especially for corporate principals.”
There has always been debate – some of it strident – surrounding the singular realm of white collar crime in America. In a discussion marked by polar-opposite opinions, competing viewpoints will passionately disagree over whether collar probes and outcomes are draconian or too lax in addressing defendants’ conduct. White collar crime exchanges seldom spotlight consensus or middle ground.
The term “white collar crime” is certainly spotlighted with some frequency in Texas and national media stories, isn’t it? That singular sphere in the criminal law realm has garnered a seeming public fascination in recent years.
A central point to note about white collar probes alleging wrongdoing is that they can be authored by multiple agencies and enforcement groups.
The white collar crime universe is both broad and varied. We have stressed that point to readers across Texas and elsewhere in prior blog posts and on our website.
Counterfeit goods comprise what one online overview of the subject matter terms a “major industry.”
Is this truly something new or, rather, a simple explanation point added to subject matter that has already been well articulated?
The term “conspiracy” is a common utterance in actual criminal cases and certainly on television shows and in movies that serve up ever-popular crime dramas.
A standard answer to the above blog headline is that, yes, executives in a corporation are usually immune from civil and criminal actions that posit wrongdoing and third-party damages (e.g., to consumers or a government entity).
Bribery is a criminal offense that even many children understand at a fundamental level. I give something to you to solicit preferential treatment that wouldn’t otherwise be forthcoming. Or, alternatively, I receive something of value from you to confer some special privilege upon you.