If you are accused of participating in a white collar crime, you may know that your freedoms are at risk. Even if you are just being investigated, the reality is that the authorities are looking for a way to hold you responsible for a crime.
There are many kinds of white collar crimes, including:
- Wage theft
- Tax evasion
- Copyright infringement
- Several other crimes
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is particularly interested in corporate fraud cases. As of 2019, corporate fraud is still one of the FBI’s highest priorities. Why is it so important? Corporate fraud leads to financial losses for investors and the United States’ economy. As a result, the FBI focuses on pursuing charges in cases involving corporate fraud.
The FBI’s corporate fraud investigations include looking for false accounting entries, cases of tax violations, late trading, illicit transactions intended to avoid regulatory oversight and the falsification of net asset values. Of course, there are many other kinds of activities that the FBI looks for.
What should you do if you are accused of a white collar crime?
If you are accused of a white collar crime, it is in your best interests to protect yourself from the moment you know you’re being investigated until the case is resolved. There are situations in which people who were innocent have been accused of crimes; an early defense can help you avoid unfair penalties.
Our website has more information on the steps to take if you’ve been involved in a white collar crime, accused of participating in a crime or are part of an investigation involving the FBI.