White Collar Crime

Bankruptcy Fraud: What it is

Residents of Springfield and other nearby areas of Missouri may want to learn more about how bankruptcy fraud works, and how the government sees it. This type of fraud saw an increase, as the stigma attached to bankruptcy lessened after the early 2000s. According to...

What are advance fee loan scams?

Missouri residents’ lives could be changed for the worse if they are arrested on fraud charges. One currently popular example of such a crime is the advance loan fee scam. What is an advance loan fee scam? An advance-fee loan scam is a type of white-collar crime that...

Former bookkeeper sentenced for fraud

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Missouri announced on Jan. 5 that a 69-year-old woman has been sentenced to almost four years in a federal prison for stealing more than $600,000 from a trust that distributed funds to charities in the St. Louis...

Actress facing federal fraud charges

Missouri residents might be surprised to hear about federal fraud charges brought against reality star British Williams. The charges include misuse of a Social Security number, bank fraud, false statements to the IRS, wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. What are...

Defining bribery in Missouri

Missouri imposes serious penalties for both offering and accepting bribes. Bribery involves offering money or another benefit to a public servant in exchange for favorable treatment or action by that person.  Review the specifics of bribery and common actions that may...