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FBI investigations: 3 areas of corporate fraud

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is tasked with policing instances of corporate fraud throughout the United States. The FBI will gather evidence, perform investigations and arrest individuals they believe have committed or are engaged in supporting various types of white collar or corporate crime.

What constitutes criminal tax evasion?

Tax evasion is a crime, but not all tax issues constitute the legal definition of "tax evasion." Ultimately, prosecutors will be held to a strict burden of proof and -- as you might expect -- you will be innocent until proven guilty in these cases.

New Jersey embraces online gambling, but only on some sites

If you follow the news about gambling laws or online gambling, you may already know that New Jersey has recently taken some progressive steps. Instead of refusing to allow any kind of gambling other than the state lottery, New Jersey has sought ways to regulate and even tax gambling.

What is insurance fraud?

Insurance fraud happens when individuals make exaggerated or inaccurate insurance claims. In these instances, the person committing fraud is trying to get financial benefits for destroyed or damaged property, or for injuries, that did not occur or that the individual reported inaccurately.

4 Common types of investment fraud

Investment fraud typically involves financial investments. For example, an individual selling an investment, such as a stockbroker or someone else, might misrepresent information regarding an investment that results in the investor losing money.

Bribery accusations? What constitutes a bribe?

If you're facing a bribery charge, it may have come as a surprise -- especially if you never offered money to influence someone to do you a "favor." However, bribery accusations don't always involve money. Bribery can be the acceptance or offering of anything that has value in exchange for a favor from a government or public official or employee.

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