Springfield Criminal Law Blog

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October 26, 2020
How does mail and wire fraud differ?
Missouri law handles both mail and wire fraud in a serious way. These two crimes often end up conflated with one another as well. But despite their overt similarities, they have many distinctions and differences. The law handles them as separate crimes. So what are those differences? How exactly do mail and wire fraud differ...
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October 23, 2020
What happens if the IRS suspects tax evasion?
The IRS considers some incorrect tax actions negligent, while other actions constitute fraud. An investigation will determine whether the agency will pursue criminal charges.  Review the federal laws about tax fraud and evasion.  Types of tax evasion  The IRS may charge a taxpayer with evasion if he or she:  Files a false tax return  Makes fraudulent statements to...
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October 19, 2020
What are the potential penalties for mail fraud?
In Missouri, white collar criminal convictions are often met with hefty penalties. Depending on your criminal charge, you could face the potential of years in jail, hefty fees and more. One example is mail fraud. This white collar crime involves the use of mail in a fraud plan and you can get in serious trouble...
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September 17, 2020
Airline scammer admits to exploiting ticketing glitch
The media often presents white collar crime as big corporation embezzlement or public corruption. Any charge involving nonviolent crimes for financial gain may fall under the term. But as The Herald-Mail reports, a Missouri man exploited a computer system glitch to swindle from the airline and his family and friends. Refunding the nonrefundable A Ladue...
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August 7, 2020
Forgery in art: A talent that could lead to prison
If you’ve ever seen a master painting, you know how amazing it is. You may want it for your own home, but the likelihood of being able to afford it (or having access to it for sale) is slim. In most cases, people purchase reproductions of these famous paintings. They realize that they are not...
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July 2, 2020
6 types of white collar crimes
White collar crimes are those that have a foundation in deceit and fraud. In many cases, the goal of them is financial gain. While these actions might not result in physical harm to the victims, they can still have a damaging impact.  There are many types of white collar crimes, but the one thing that...
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