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Massachusetts White-Collar Crime Appeal Attorney

The term "white-collar crime" is synonymous with a wide range of frauds committed by business and government professionals. White-collar crime is characterized by deceit, concealment, or violation of trust. They are not dependent on the application or threat of physical force or violence.

The motivation behind white-collar crimes is financial. To obtain or avoid losing money, property, or services or to secure a persona or business advantage. Some examples include:

  • Public corruption
  • Money laundering
  • Corporate fraud
  • Securities and commodities fraud
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Financial institution fraud
  • Bank fraud and embezzlement
  • Fraud against the government
  • Election law violations
  • Mass marketing fraud
  • Health care fraud

Some of the earmarks of white-collar crime include falsification of financial information, self-dealing by corporate insiders, fraud in connection with an otherwise legitimately operated mutual hedge fund, concealing or disguising proceeds to make them appear to have originated from legitimate sources, human trafficking, narcotics trafficking, and terrorism. There are also Ponzi schemes and pyramid schemes.