• White collar crimes can be anything from a bankruptcy fraud to tax fraud to embezzlement from a company to what’s called a Ponzi scheme such as the one that we all know Bernie Madoff was involved in.
  • These charges, although not blue collar crimes, carry the same significant penalties as other criminal offenses.
  • White collar crimes are determined by the amount of money that the federal government is alleging that an individual took, stole or embezzled from a company, individual or group of individuals.
  • Although these crimes don’t involve violence, they can result in significant penalties, even if the defendant doesn’t believe he or she was in the wrong.
  • Consultation with an experienced federal criminal attorney should be made and had immediately upon notification from a federal department that you are either under investigation or being charged with a white collar federal crime.