Category Archives: White Collar Crimes

RICO Lawsuit Filed Against Genesee County Sheriff

  In January of this year a federal racketeering lawsuit was filed in the Detroit U.S. District Court by Michigan attorney Scott Batey. According to Batey, Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell has made it a habit to deputize people who he believes will advance his political career in the future. However, this accusation hasn’t met […]

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Michigan Man Accused of Ponzi Scheme

Joel Wilson Arraigned On Multiple Felonies Joel Wilson, the Michigan man accused of swindling millions of investor dollars in a Ponzi scheme, was recently extradited from Germany on multiple felony charges. On Friday of last week, Wilson appeared before Bay County District Judge Dawn A. Klida via closed circuit video from the Bay County Jail […]

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White Collar Crimes – John Edwards Indicted on Federal Criminal Campaign Finance Charges

Former Presidential candidate John Edwards was indicted on Friday, June 3, 2011 on federal campaign finance charges. He had been in plea negotiations with the United States Justice Department, but no agreement could be reached. The indictment stems from Edwards supposed giving of money from political donors to his former campaign aide and to his […]

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MI Computer Crimes – Michigan Man Goes to Trial After Reading Wife’s Email

Lawmakers across the country have enacted computer-related legislation in efforts to keep up with rapid advances in technology. However, a recent case involving a Michigan man facing trial for reading his wife’s emails asks a new question: how does computer-related privacy laws apply to domestic cases?

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MI Fraud Charges – Attempting to Cash Fraudulent Check Lands Michigan Man in Police Custody

Grand Blanc Township police recently arrested a Canton man who attempted to cash a fraudulent check at multiple Chase Bank locations.

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MI Fraud Charges – Federal Appeals Court Overturns Health-Care Fraud Sentence on Michigan Doctor

The U.S. Court of Appeals overturned the sentence of a Michigan dermatologist convicted of 31 counts of health-care fraud. The three-judge panel affirmed the conviction, but found that the lower court misapplied the “vulnerable-victim” statute, ultimately giving the defendant a longer jail sentence then appropriate.

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MI Criminal Charges – Former GM Engineer Arrested For Intellectual Property Theft

Police recently arrested a former General Motors engineer and her husband for attempting to sell intellectual property secrets to Chinese auto makers regarding the design of hybrid cars.

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MI Tax Fraud – Ex-Detroit Mayor Indicted on 19 Additional Counts of Fraud

Although former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is currently serving jail time in a state prison after a 2008 criminal case, the federal government recently indicted him on 19 additional charges including tax fraud. If convicted of these crimes, Kilpatrick could spend decades behind bars.

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