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Are you an accountant accused of a RICO crime?

You show up from nine to five and you get the job done. While minding your own business, you make sure your clients are happy, while saving them millions of dollars in taxes in the process. You're a tax accountant and you're also the last person you thought would get in trouble with the law.

Charged with a computer crime? There's a defense for that

The day started like any other. You woke up, made your first cup of coffee, and turned on your laptop. You logged in and started working, just like you do every Monday thru Friday. It was about mid-day when things took a turn. There was a loud knock on the door and the next thing you knew, you were being handcuffed, read your Miranda Rights, and then escorted into the back of a police cruiser.

Tax fraud: An offense that comes with severe consequences

Any person who deals with taxes - be it an accountant, business owner, manager or even a common worker - can find him- or herself facing tax fraud charges. Let's face it, tax laws are complicated. When it comes time to file your taxes, you're always left with the feeling that says, "Did I get all the exemptions I'm qualified for?"

Accused of a federal financial crime? Act quickly

Operating in the business and financial worlds is a complex endeavor, and often there are legal lines that can get crossed even without harmful intentions. If you have been charged with a federal financial crime, it is vitally important that you take some actions immediately and keep yourself from taking some others - your career and personal life may depend on your next few moves.

Can You Go To Jail For Sending Spam Email?

Spam scammers clog up the internet with unsolicited, unwanted bulk emails. While it may seem like the kind of nuisance that likely goes unpunished, you might be surprised to know that there are actual criminal penalties for spammers.

Experience on both sides can help in forming a criminal defense


For New Jersey residents who are facing criminal charges, that case is most likely the most important thing in their lives at that moment. Whether it is a first-time arrestee or a person who has had several run-ins with the law, the vast majority of criminal cases are serious enough that the arrestee will likely be facing significant penalties - if not in the courtroom, then perhaps in family life or with employment. However, each case is unique, and each case will usually need a carefully crafted criminal defense.

An overview of "ransomware" and its part in rising cybercrime

Almost everyone in America is connected these days via social media and online interaction. Despite the rise in use of new and innovative ways to communicate, such as Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter, most people continue to use email as one of their primary forms of communication. And, anyone who uses email knows that they have to avoid spam - useless emails that can clutter an inbox with sales pitches and advertising. But, there is something else out there that many of our readers may not have heard about: ransomware.

An overview of identity theft


By now our New Jersey readers have likely seen the news coverage about the massive data breach involving the personal information for almost every employee who has worked for the federal government for the last 30 or so years. Although the initial reports are pointing toward a foreign government as the culprit in this large-scale cybercrime, it will likely only heighten the pressure that law enforcement agencies are under to crackdown on identity theft and Internet fraud.

20 New Jersey students arrested in sexting controversy


Our society's advancing technological achievements are leading to many new and exciting possibilities when it comes to commerce and communication. But, the same advancements also provide an avenue for New Jersey residents to be charged with white collar crimes involving cybercrime and internet fraud. Just such a case appears to have popped up in Cape May, where 20 male students from two different schools were recently arrested in connection with an alleged sexting controversy.

Former aides of New Jersey Governor face fraud charges


Most of our readers know by now that New Jersey has been in the news quite a bit lately, and not for good reasons. The much-covered "Bridgegate" scandal has finally resulted in criminal charges being filed against three former members of Governor Christie's administration.

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