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Federal White Collar Crime

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Have you been legally accused of committing a federal white collar crime? If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, it is essential to obtain legal counsel for help. It’s important to take your charges seriously. Don’t just hope for the best. Hire an attorney who understands your situation and the consequences you face.

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Your Defense Attorney for Federal White Collar Crime Charges

I’m Mark A. Broughton and I’m here to fight for you. I have been a defense Attorney for 40+ years and have represented thousands of people accused of crimes. I have extensive experience representing citizens charged with White Collar Crimes such as Credit Card Fraud, Embezzlement, Insurance Fraud, and Prescription Drug Fraud, to name a few.

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What is Federal White Collar Crimes?

Federal white-collar crimes are usually financially motivated and non-violent. It is called white-collar crime because it’s usually committed by business and government professionals. They are usually committed by deceit, concealment, or violation of trust instead of violence. White-collar crimes can be charged at a state and federal level, but most white-collar crimes are handled by the FBI or the Department of Homeland Security, therefore, they are charged at the federal level.

Types of Federal White Collar Crimes

The most common white collar crimes include:

  • Insider trading
  • Securities fraud
  • Health Care fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Forgery
  • Money laundering
  • Bribery
  • Identity theft
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Counterfeiting

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Penalties for Federal White Collar Crimes

The penalties for federal white collar crimes vary depending on the crime committed. Some are more serious than others and generally the more money that was defrauded the higher the penalty.
Some of the most common penalties include:

  • Incarceration
  • High fines going into the thousands
  • Restitution to the victim
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Legal Defenses for Federal White Collar Crime

In order to be guilty of a federal white-collar crime involving fraud, you have to have fraudulent intent. This legal defense works if you didn’t intend to commit fraud.

Perhaps you are the victim of mistaken identity and you were in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Federal white collar crimes are usually well-planned and thought out. It’s possible that the person who committed the crime set it up to make it look like the defendant did it. False accusations happen very often in federal white collar crimes.

Entrapment can be used as a legal defense if you only committed a federal white-collar crime because the police coerced into committing a fraudulent crime in order to catch you.

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