White Collar Criminal Investigations

“White-Collar” crime generally refers to a non-violent, financially motivated crime committed by business and or government professionals. The original definition, coined by sociologist Edwin Sutherland in 1939, was “a crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of his occupation.” Today, the definition of a “White-Collar” crime has been expanded to include crimes of fraud, deception, cheating and dishonesty. They may include crimes such as fraud, bribery, Ponzi schemes, insider trading, embezzlement, cybercrime, copyright infringement, money laundering, identity theft, and forgery. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the federal agency responsible for investigating these types of crimes.

Types of White Collar Crimes

  • Asset Forfeiture
  • Money Laundering
  • Bankruptcy Fraud
  • Corporate Fraud
  • Disaster / Hurricane Relief Fraud 
  • Financial Institution Fraud & Failures
  • Government Fraud
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Hedge Fund Fraud
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Illegal Pharmacies
  • Internet Fraud
  • Mass Marketing Fraud
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Piracy / Intellectual Property Theft
  • Public Corruption
  • Securities and Commodities Fraud
  • Adoption Scams
  • Antitrust Price-Fixing
  • Housing Stealing
  • Jury Duty Scams
  • Options Backdating
  • Pump & Dump Stock Scams
  • Social Security Card Fraud
  • Staged Auto Accidents
  • Sports Memorabilia Fraud
  • Timeshare Fraud
  • Work at Home Scams

These cases are generally quite complicated and often involve multiple violations of federal law. Often, the volume of discovery materials alone is staggering and requires robust investigative support, particularly from firms with experience in conducting complex federal investigations.

Please contact us for assistance with your white collar criminal investigation.