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Colorado Securities Fraud: What Is It and Why Are You Being Charged?
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White-collar crimes are not solved overnight. States may investigate alleged fraudsters for years before a ruling is made. Victims may not see restitution for decades.
 
This is how the case involving Heartland Energy Development Corporation (HEDC) is playing out. The state has been investigating the company for alleged crimes dating back to 2002, and the story is not over yet.
 
After a judge ruled the company did… Continue reading this article

What You Should Know about Colorado Insurance Fraud Charges
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Insurance fraud refers to any fraudulent act committed with the intent to obtain an improper payment from an insurer. Every year, insurance fraud costs companies billions of dollars.
 
No sector of the insurance market is immune to insurance fraud or the potential for fraud. Policyholders, and in some cases insurance agents or adjusters, have defrauded all types of insurers, such as health insurance, auto insurance, homeowner’s insurance, and… Continue reading this article

These Defenses Can Help You Beat Colorado Credit Card Fraud Charges
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“Credit card fraud.”
 
When most people hear those three little words, it sends an uncomfortable prickle down their backs. After all, no one wants to think about the possibility of someone getting ahold of their card and racking up expenses.
 
Lawmakers and those in law enforcement understand this. They also know how widespread and prevalent credit card fraud is. Because of these two things, they tend to… Continue reading this article

Charges Associated with White Collar Crimes in Colorado
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What do Charles Ponzi, Bernie Madoff, and Jordan Belfort – the man whom the film The Wolf of Wall Street is based on – all have in common?
 
They were all convicted of white collar crimes.
 
Ponzi served numerous years in prison in both Canada and the United States. Belfort served 22 months of a 4-year sentence and was also ordered to pay $110 million in restitution.… Continue reading this article

Identity Theft Is Very Common During Tax Season
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Have you started filing your taxes yet?
 
In the next few weeks, there will be social security numbers, expense lists, pay stubs and more being transferred, mailed, and analyzed. All of this information is a goldmine for individuals who want to commit identity theft or fraud schemes.
 
As secure as your data and information may be, identity theft comes in many forms, and rears its ugly head… Continue reading this article

What Are the Penalties for Fraud in Colorado?
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As the world becomes more globalized and we can reach and communicate with more and more people in seconds, crimes themselves become more complex and harder to classify.
 
Case-in-point: with advancements in technology, financial or otherwise, there are many different types of fraud that can be committed. So if you are charged with fraud, how can you know what penalties you face, and how you can begin building a… Continue reading this article

10 Different Types of Fraud
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Fraud is a broad term that encompasses a variety of criminal activities, typically involving statements or acts knowingly deceiving another party for personal gain. Though different fraud crimes have distinct elements and contexts, all types of fraud are considered serious offenses under both Colorado and federal law. In addition, if the US government is harmed or otherwise involved in a fraud case, the fraud crime may be prosecuted as a… Continue reading this article

The Old and the New: Types of Credit Card Fraud
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Every 18 seconds in America, a house is burglarized; every 36.9 seconds, one person is assaulted, abused by his/her partner (52 seconds for women and 3.5 minutes for men), raped (1.9 minutes), and murdered (every 31 minutes). The rate of crime has increased dramatically over the last few decades, but still nothing happens faster in the country than credit card fraud: one instance every 2 seconds, according to the “2014… Continue reading this article