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White Collar Crime

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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Nov. 8 2017

Your Guide to Federal and Illinois State Cyber Crimes

Your Guide to Federal and Illinois Cyber Crimes
Posted By: Sami Azhari

We use computers in nearly every aspect of our lives, so it comes as no surprise that people are now using them more and more to commit crimes. Cyber crimes present a special challenge to lawmakers and law enforcement officials, as they often evolve ahead of legislation and are more difficult [...]
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Aug. 25 2017

Let an Escort Use Your Company Card? Mitigating Factors Matter

Let an Escort Use Your Company Card? Mitigating Factors Matter
Posted By: Sami Azhari

What happens when you and an escort allegedly run up almost $5.8 million on a company credit card? You both might get charged with six counts of wire fraud by a federal grand jury. Let’s look at the details of this case and how you should fight back if you are accused of a similar [...]
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Jul. 12 2017

Understanding RICO Charges in Illinois

Posted By: Sami Azhari

If you’ve seen any movie or TV show that features the mafia (such as The Sopranos) or some sort of street gang (like the motorcycle club in Sons of Anarchy) then you’ve probably heard the term RICO before. Outside of fictional films and television, though, RICO still comes up. You might [...]
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Jun. 27 2017

Understanding Mortgage Fraud Charges in Illinois

Understanding Mortgage Fraud Charges in Illinois
Posted By: Sami Azhari

It’s easy to understand why judges are held in such high esteem. Their comprehensive knowledge of the law helps them to decide court cases fairly and impartially – at least most of the time. However, just because they help enforce the law doesn’t necessarily mean they’re immune from [...]
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Jun. 14 2017

Everything You Need to Know about Illinois Embezzlement Charges

Everything You Need to Know about Illinois Embezzlement Charges
Posted By: Sami Azhari

What do you know about Dane Cook? You might know that he’s a comedian and actor. If you follow such things, you might even know that his second comedy album, released in 2005, was the most popular comedy album in 30 years. What you might not know, however, is that he was the victim of [...]
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Apr. 26 2017

Former CPS Consultant Sentenced to 7 Years for Bribery Scandal

Former CPS Consultant Sentenced to 7 Years for Bribery Scandal
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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A scandal that has rocked the Chicago Public Schools is finally coming to a close, as the heads of the SUPES Academy have started to receive prison sentences. SUPES Academy was an education training firm that was closely tied to the Chicago Public School due to bribes from two of the heads [...]
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Jan. 26 2017

What Are “White Collar Crimes” in Illinois?

What Are White Collar Crimes in Illinois
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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Despite the many scandals and controversies that have threatened to stand in the way of Donald Trump’s presidency, he has made it to the Oval Office and will serve as the 45th President of the United States. Some of those scandals included being accused of different types of fraud in [...]
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