What Is Financial Abuse?

Elder abuse and abuse of vulnerable adults are serious problems in the United States. However, false allegations of financial abuse are also common. Family dynamics are complicated, and family members may accuse each other because of hurt feelings, greed, or misunderstandings. A mandatory reporter may misunderstand a situation and report someone for financial abuse. Our […]

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What Is Insider Trading?

If you remember the 1987 movie Wall Street, with Michael Douglas and Charlie Sheen, you have an idea of what insider trading is and why it’s dangerous. You may also know that TV and lifestyle icon Martha Stewart served jail time in 2006 for her role in an insider trading scandal. Do you really know […]

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What To Do If You’re Investigated for Corporate Fraud

Being investigated for corporate fraud carries serious consequences. If you find yourself in this situation, it’s crucial to act swiftly and seek legal guidance from a Seattle white-collar crimes attorney. These attorneys specialize in cases involving corporate misconduct, fraud, and other financial crimes, and can help you understand your rights and navigate the complex legal […]

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What Are the Consequences of Tax Evasion?

The consequences of tax evasion can be severe. Our Seattle criminal defense attorney discusses the definition of tax evasion and the criminal penalties for tax evasion in this article. We also discuss the civil penalties and professional consequences of tax evasion. Understanding Tax Evasion  Tax evasion is the willful attempt to avoid having a tax […]

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Breaking Down Ponzi Schemes: What You Need to Know

Ponzi schemes can cause devastating financial losses for investors. Our Seattle criminal defense attorney discusses what you need to know about Ponzi schemes in this article. Understanding these schemes may help you avoid them. We also discuss the criminal charges you could face if you operate a Ponzi scheme in Washington State. Understanding Ponzi Schemes: […]

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How to Protect Your Business From Fraud Allegations

Business organizations must be able to protect themselves from fraud allegations and other accusations of criminal conduct. Human resources departments, legal affairs divisions, and information technology centers can help businesses protect themselves from fraud, malware, and other issues that can cause companies to lose productivity and revenue.  Retaining a Seattle criminal defense attorney will help […]

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Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Accused of a White Collar Crime

White-collar crime is often misunderstood as a less severe or dangerous form of criminal behavior. However, this is a false assumption. Those who violate laws related to the buying and selling of securities often face lengthy prison sentences and substantial fines. Typically, white-collar crimes involve violations of the Securities Exchange Act.  It is vital that […]

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Understanding Federal vs State Crime in Washington

One of the most important components of the American legal system is the idea of dual sovereignty. Essentially, the federal government wields power and the state governments wield power simultaneously. A criminal defendant can be tried and convicted for a crime by the federal government and then tried and convicted for the same crime by […]

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