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Category Archives: White Collar Crime

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Cryptocurrency, Ponzi-schemes, and Fraud: Modern Crimes in America

By Deric Zacca, PA |

A $9 million scam led to the imprisonment of a man who built what was effectively a Ponzi-scheme, selling the virtual currency known as PayCoin. In addition to prison time, the perpetrator will later experience years of supervised release, and has been mandated to pay restitution to all of his victims. If you are… Read More »

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Money Laundering: When Prosecutors Follow the Money

By Deric Zacca, PA |

Paul Manafort gained recognition when he took over the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential race. His name remains in the news, however, because special counsel Robert Mueller has been hot on his trail for, among other potential crimes, money laundering. If you find yourself being investigated for such a crime, an experienced criminal… Read More »

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Embezzlement in Florida: Former State Representative Indicted

By Deric Zacca, PA |

In a case Americans have come far too accustomed to hearing in the news, another politician has been charged in connection with the embezzlement of campaign funds. The case involves former Florida State Representative Dwayne Taylor of Daytona Beach. Mr. Taylor was indicted on nine counts associated with a scheme to move funds from… Read More »

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MAIL AND WIRE FRAUD

By Deric Zacca, PA |

Federal Mail and Wire Fraud Charges in Connection with Purported Jamaican Lottery A 49-year-old Miramar, Florida resident was recently arrested following the return of a federal indictment on two (2) counts of mail fraud and ten (10) counts of wire fraud – in connection with a fraudulent lottery scheme tied to Jamaica. The federal indictment… Read More »

Election Fraud Concerns

By Deric Zacca, PA |

Two Miami-Dade women are facing charges for voter fraud after being arrested for illegally marking ballots and filling out voter registration forms. In the first instance, the woman was linked to fraudulent votes for a mayoral candidate and, in the second case, the woman was accused of illegally filling out voter registration forms for… Read More »

Delray Beach Woman Arrested For Using False Identification To Rent Apartment

By Deric Zacca, PA |

A Delray Beach woman is facing identity theft charges after allegedly using another woman’s personal information to apply for apartment rentals online. The victim’s credit monitoring service alerted her to the activity by letting her know that information including her credit score had been requested by a number of residential communities. According to reports,… Read More »