When ‘crime’ is casually discussed, the standard assumption is illegalities such as robbery, assault, or homicide. If asked to describe a criminal, one would typically explain a shady character walking around late at night, wearing dark clothes and a ski mask about to rob a home. People don’t associate criminal activity with shirts and ties, but it happens more than commonly believed. Jail cells house accountants as well as gang members, executives as well as drug traffickers.
Within the vast legal world, there are many defense attorneys whose clientele comprise exclusively businessmen and women who are trying to defend themselves from alleged convictions in the workplace. Many of the types of white collar crimes aren’t commonly recognized or fully understood amongst the public. Described below are four of the most common white collar crimes seen in today’s courtrooms:
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