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Category: Fraud

Jun 29
2018

How Serious are Fraud Penalties in Texas?

Fraud

If you have been accused of fraud, you may be wondering what your life will look like after the case ends. The fraud stories you may have seen on the news tend to involve big banks, celebrities, or corporations that deal in shady practices. They involve massive amounts of people and money, often spanning over a number of states or even countries. When a story is big enough to make the front page, it typically involves years behind bars or massive amounts of fines.

These penalties can be daunting, but they are not applicable to every fraud case. Charges related to a one-time incident of credit card fraud are not going to be tried in the same way as the [...]

Feb 7
2018

22 Fraudulent Acts Covered Under the State Laws of Texas

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Charles McAllister, the majority owner of an Austin, Texas vault was recently charged with fraud and misuse of money that customers appropriated to him to buy gold, silver, and platinum on their behalf.

In July 2015, hundreds of the investors learned that the bullion they thought they’d purchased had disappeared from two vaults in Austin. It is alleged that McAllister used the money for himself and his business — a type of fraud known as Misapplication of Fiduciary Property.

Fraud is a very serious offense in Texas, and is often prosecuted at the felony level. What exactly is it, though? What other acts are considered fraud under Texas law?

The Many Different Types of Fraud in Texas

Texas law [...]

Sep 28
2017

How to Defend against Texas Insurance Fraud Charges

Fraud | Insurance Fraud | White Collar Crimes

After Hurricane Harvey, Texas officials will be on the lookout for insurance fraud – and for good reason. Property insurance fraud is very common after hurricanes and other natural disasters, and this drives up the premiums for property owners simply looking to protect their assets.

If you find yourself under investigation or facing charges, it is vital that you act quickly to get a knowledgeable insurance fraud lawyer. Texas takes insurance fraud very seriously, with most cases charged as either high-level misdemeanors or felonies, dependent upon the value of the claim and other circumstances surrounding the alleged fraud. If convicted you could face jail time, steep fines and a criminal record that impairs your freedom long after you’ve paid [...]

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