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Fraud

Oct. 11 2019

The 7 Types of Fraud Covered by Illinois Law

Posted By: Sami Azhari
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When you hear the term “fraud,” you likely imagine some image of deceit or theft - and generally, you would be correct. This is because the concept can be broadly defined as any act in which one person intentionally misrepresents an existing fact to another in order to either induce the [...]
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Apr. 19 2019

Why Stormy Daniels’ Ex-Lawyer Is Facing Federal Fraud Charges

Why Stormy Daniels' Ex-Lawyer Is Facing Federal Fraud Charges
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Top-tier attorney Michael Avenatti first came onto the national spotlight when he represented adult film star Stormy Daniels in her legal battles against President Donald Trump. In fact, at one time he was even considering challenging Trump in his re-election bid. Well, Avenatti has again [...]
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Jan. 17 2019

Illinois Embezzlement Charges: How to Fight Back

Illinois Embezzlement Charges: How to Fight Back
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Even though embezzlement charges are not violent in nature, they are still considered a very serious crime in Illinois. Case-in-point? Embezzling only $501 from a business could lead to felony charges and years behind bars. Because of this, it is vital that anyone charged puts together the [...]
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Dec. 14 2018

Breaking Down Money Laundering Charges in Illinois

Breaking Down Money Laundering Charges in Illinois
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Are you facing money laundering charges in Illinois? Here’s what you need to know about the laws in our state, and what you can do to fight back and work to beat your charges. Laws on Money Laundering in Illinois Money laundering charges are not just for large crime rings or gangsters. The [...]
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Oct. 25 2018

What Makes Fraud a Federal Case in Illinois?

What Makes Fraud a Federal Case in Illinois?
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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Fraud and other financial crimes are a type of theft that occurs when the defendant takes the money or property of another party, or uses them in an unauthorized manner, with the intent of gaining a benefit from it. Fraud differs from other types of theft in that the defendant typically commits [...]
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Aug. 1 2018

How a Chicago Lawyer Can Help Your Business Fight Fraud Charges

How a Chicago Lawyer Can Help Your Business Fight Fraud Charges
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Corporate fraud is a serious offense that carries significant penalties regardless of whether it’s prosecuted at the state or federal level. However, fraud cases are not as clear-cut as they seem, meaning that many people and businesses are wrongly charged with fraud. Defenses for fraud [...]
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May. 8 2018

Can Liking Someone’s FB Post Connect You for Insider Trading Charges?

Can Liking Someone's FB Post Connect You for Insider Trading Charges?
Posted By: Sami Azhari

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is accusing three entities of insider trading. How were the entities linked together? Facebook “likes.” Yes, that’s right. Apparently, the wives of two company owners regularly “liked” one another’s photos on Facebook. SEBI [...]
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Mar. 15 2018

Your Guide to Illinois Money Laundering Charges

Your Guide to Illinois Money Laundering Charges
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Many people don’t understand what constitutes money laundering in Illinois. This post will serve as a guide to the law, the penalties, and what you can do if you are facing money laundering charges. How Illinois Law Defines Money Laundering Money laundering is taking money that has been [...]
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Feb. 23 2018

How to (Accidentally) Commit Tax Fraud in Illinois

How to (Accidentally) Commit Tax Fraud in Illinois
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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When you hear that someone has been charged with tax fraud on the news, it’s easy to demonize them. They’re guilty. They engaged in malicious criminal acts. They tried to steal from the government and, by extension, you. They’re the worst of the worst. These judgments tend to change [...]
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Jan. 24 2018

Corporate Conspiracy Law: Everything You Need to Know

Corporate Conspiracy Law: Everything You Need to Know
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Corporations are inherently motivated by profit, and sometimes engage in unethical practices in order to boost profit margins. When two or more individuals within a corporation conspire to commit criminal offenses or otherwise deceive other individuals or entities, this is known as corporate [...]
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