Who Prosecutes White Collar Crimes in Texas?

April 22nd, 2021 by Tad Nelson in White Collar Crime

White collar crime accusations can be handled in either state or federal court, depending on the exact nature of the crime and the specific circumstances in which it was committed. If, for instance, the offense involved multiple states then it will most likely be investigated by a federal agency and then eventually prosecuted in federal […]

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How Advancing a Fraudulent Scheme Thru the U.S. Postal Service Can Land You in Serious Trouble

April 26th, 2019 by Tad Nelson in White Collar, White Collar Crime

White collar crimes like fraud often involve the use of various interstate networks, such as the U.S. Postal Service or the internet. This means that even if the act of fraud itself is contained within a single state–i.e., a Texas resident is accused of defrauding a Texas business–the federal government may still have jurisdiction to […]

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False Tax Filings Can Land You in Big Trouble with the Government

March 29th, 2019 by Tad Nelson in White Collar Crime

With income tax season upon us, many Houston-area residents are scrambling to gather their receipts and visit their accountants. Few of us consider getting taxes done a pleasurable task. But even fewer of us want to face potential criminal charges for white collar crimes, such as tax evasion, under-reporting of income, or filing fraudulent documents […]

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How White Collar Fraud Can Lead to a 75-Year Prison Term

September 20th, 2017 by Tad Nelson in White Collar Crime

There is a popular misconception that white collar crimes are treated less harshly by the criminal justice system in Texas than violent felonies. The reality is that prosecutors–and judges–are often more keen to “throw the book” at white collar defendants because fraudulent acts can harm hundreds or thousands of people. White collar crimes also tend […]

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