South Carolina residents who are accused of white collar crimes may recognize the adverse impact such allegations can have on their personal and professional lives. White collar crimes can include theft of company funds or client funds, bank and mortgage fraud and check forgery. The theft of credit cards and identity theft, money laundering, Internet scams, and investment fraud are also classified as white collar crimes.
When individuals are facing allegations of white-collar crimes, a lot is typically at stake. Carefully built careers can be ruined, and rebuilding one's reputation may seem impossible. It is not uncommon for prosecutors to add charges of money laundering to just about any other charge in order to increase penalties. A South Carolina man recently entered a guilty plea on money laundering charges related to drug trafficking.
Two businessmen who own strip clubs and nightclubs in South Carolina and other states were arrested on hundreds of federal charges involving allegations of money laundering and drug trafficking. If convicted as charged, the two each face thousands of years of imprisonment.
Drawing attention to his lavish lifestyle with his loud parties helped one North Carolina business owner get charged with multiple white collar crimes, including money laundering, health care fraud and tax fraud. Throwing the loud parties with many guests only served to irritate the other residents of the quiet neighborhood, which resulted in multiple complaints from his homeowners association.