Orange County White Collar Crime Lawyer
Defend Your Professional Reputation
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) defines this type of crime as
“lying, cheating and stealing” but such a simplified definition
is surely not enough to accurately describe the complexities of these
federal crimes. A white collar crime is generally defined as a
non-violent crime that is usually related to business or political dealings. Often these offenses have to do with theft of finances or misrepresentation
in a business or corporate setting. Examples of white collar offenses include:
- Identity theft
If you hold a managerial or executive position, part of your job is to
maintain your integrity in all matters connected with the business or corporation that employs
you. If you are faced with any white collar criminal charges, you could
lose your valuable reputation if convicted. If you are aware of any charges
or even a possible investigation into any of the above crimes, you should
speak with an Orange County
criminal defense lawyer at The Law Office of Bruce C. Bridgman as soon as possible.
Examples of White Collar Crimes
Perhaps the most recent example of a white collar crime is Bernie Madoff's
elaborate Ponzi scheme. This investment scandal broke in 2008 when the
man himself admitted that he was involved in a Wall Street fraud game.
It is now known as the largest Ponzi scheme in history. His sentencing?
150 years in prison in addition to $170 billion in restitution for the
damages he caused.
Consider the Mafia, which is an organized crime ring. The reason RICO exists
is to combat organized crimes such as those committed by members and affiliates
of the Mafia. RICO stands for "Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations
Act" which is a component of United States federal law. Another famous
fraud offender, Frank Abagnale, even had a movie made after him. In the
1960s, he committed a series of white collar crimes amounting up to $2.5
million, which would amount to even more in the present day. Other famous
fraudsters include James Paul Lewis Jr. and Kenneth Lay of the Enron scandal.
Why choose an Orange County criminal attorney to fight for you?
If you need legal assistance because you are facing a corporate criminal
charge, please don't hesitate to
speak with an attorney who can help you. Most white collar crime cases involve financial records
- sometimes over a period of years. At their firm, you can count on them
to fully investigate and research your charges in every way necessary.
Your career and your ability to work in the manner in which you are accustomed
are very important to you – it should be equally important to your
Their legal team is dedicated to providing every single client with only the best services
when it comes to white collar charges. Mr. Bridgman's team has the
legal resources necessary to fully handle your case.