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December 2015 Archives

What actions are classified as white collar crimes?

Accusations of fraud, money laundering, tax evasion and embezzlement are prevalent nationwide, including here in South Carolina. Charges of white collar crimes typically involve claims of financial gain achieved through deceit. Fraud can be committed in a number of different ways, one of which is securities fraud. It usually involves securities law violations, such as deceiving investors in stocks and commodity transactions based on false information, frequently resulting in losses for the investors. 

2 men indicted on mortgage fraud charges involving $23 million

Following a joint investigation by the FBI and the IRS, two South Carolina men were recently indicted under allegations of several white collar crimes. The federal charges against them include mortgage fraud and conspiracy to commit wire, bank and mail fraud. The alleged crimes are said to have involved over 70 properties and mortgage loans to the value of $45 million that ultimately resulted in losses exceeding $23 million.

Child pornography charges follow 38-year-old man's arrest

A 38-year-old South Carolina man who, according to the authorities, admitted to sharing child pornography online was recently arrested in North Charleston. He is now facing several child pornography charges. According to the Charleston County Sheriff's Office, an investigation was initiated in June after it received information about possible child pornography from the South Carolina Internet Crimes Against Children (SCICAC) task force.

Second DUI charge for 28-year-old man caught in crackdown

Authorities in the South Carolina county of Kershaw reported that a crackdown on drunk drivers over the Thanksgiving weekend yielded 12 individuals who were charged with DUI. During such traffic stops, officers have to comply with strict rules related to the procedures used in conducting field sobriety tests, blood and breath tests, and more. Any misconduct on the part of law enforcers may play an important part in the defense should a DUI charge go to trial.