As mentioned in the previous articles, embezzlement is one of the most common types of white collar crime. Embezzlement could be as simple as a cashier shortchanging customers here and there in the hope that no one catches on.
When embezzlement occurs, an employee -- or individual in a position of trust -- steals property or money from the party that was trusting him or her. As embezzlement involves theft, it is considered to be a form of larceny.
Collaborative divorces are like they sound. They are divorces where two people collaborate to come up with a fair solution to their custody arrangements and financial concerns. Collaborative divorces are, on the whole, a peaceful way to end a marriage and can be a great foundation for working together in the future if you have children.
When you got married the first time, creating a prenuptial agreement was the furthest thing from your mind. You and your wife were fresh out of college and a marital agreement seemed pointless. When you divorced many years later, you could not help but wonder if a prenup would have made a difference in the outcome.
When you receive insider information about a company -- such as from an employee who works at the company -- and you make profitable transactions based on the insider information, you could be violating Securities and Exchange Commission laws. Specifically, you could be committing an insider trading violation.
A legitimate business can sometimes appear like a criminal operation to the federal government. For example, shell companies may be legitimate, but they also might be money laundering operations. The federal government may, therefore, pay scrutiny to the operations of a shell company for signs of illegal conduct.
You paid good money to have an addition added on to your home. Now, you have noticed mold, bugs and other things that make you feel that the job was done improperly. In fact, the damage may be widespread enough to affect how much your home is worth.
According to the Colorado Department of Public Safety, between the first of the year and the end of April, there were nearly 1,100 car accidents in which someone was either injured or killed. We all know that car accidents are a common occurrence, but sometimes statistics help us understand just how many people are impacted by crashes every year. They can also help us understand the importance of being prepared should it happen to us.