New Wave Crime

Posted by Chris Morales on Mon, Apr 14, 2014 @ 09:55 AM

The Morales Law Firm would like to share this article by San Francisco Chronicle. For more information visit: www.SFgate.com 

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Tags: California, weapons, money laundering, human trafficking, cyber crime, narcotics, crime

Money Laundering: What must a Prosecutor Prove

Posted by Chris Morales on Fri, Feb 07, 2014 @ 09:50 AM

Money Laundering

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Tags: California, San Francisco, dirty money, illegal crime, white collar crime, money laundering, evidence, money, prosecutor, financial transaction, criminal activity, funds

Sentencing Commission Seeks Comment on Potential Reduction to Drug Trafficking Sentences - Part II

Posted by Chris Morales on Mon, Feb 03, 2014 @ 09:10 AM

Sentence Adjustments
(Chapter 3)
United States v. Rushton
738 F.3d 854 (7th Cir. 2013)
Abuse of trust enhancement impermissible double counting;
PSR miscalculated base offense level under §3D1.3(a)

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Tags: defendant, guilty, fraud, case, money laundering, victim

3 Top White Collar Crime Scandal Reports

Posted by Chris Morales on Wed, Jan 09, 2013 @ 03:45 PM

New York, NY

Melissa King, former administrator of the Sandhogs' Union employee benefit funds, was sentenced to six years in prison for embezzling approximately $40 million from the employee benefits funds she administered.

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Tags: Criminal Charges, fraud, white collar crime, money laundering, San Francisco White Collar Criminal Defense, Criminal Law, misuse of authority, credit card fraud, Embezzlement, theft, crime

Kim Dotcom in Custody for Copyright Infringement

Posted by Chris Morales on Thu, Jan 26, 2012 @ 09:27 PM


On an order issued by a judge in New Zealand, Kim Dotcom, the founder of a site for file-sharing, will be held in custody for copyright infringement. The judge stated that the alleged internet pirate was a flight risk. Dotcom will remain in custody till February 22. The US is currently doing its best to extradite Dotcom who faces money laundering and copyright infringement charges.

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Tags: money laundering, internet, copyright infringement

Councilman Charged with Wire Fraud

Posted by Chris Morales on Wed, Dec 28, 2011 @ 04:05 AM

The Federal court in Indianapolis charged a member of the city council along with two of his associates with several counts of money laundering and wire fraud. All three were connected to a foundation that had been investigated for over two years.

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Tags: white collar crime, money laundering, wire fraud

Daltons Stand Trial for Defrauding the United States

Posted by Chris Morales on Mon, Nov 21, 2011 @ 02:15 AM

 

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Tags: money laundering, Defrauding the Government, ponzi scheme

California Money Laundering

Posted by Chris Morales on Wed, Aug 17, 2011 @ 06:00 AM

If you face money laundering charges in California, speak with a San Francisco white collar criminal attorney as soon as possible. Unless you are familiar with the charges, money laundering can seem like a strange term, and you may be uncertain about the meaning of the alleged crime. In a money laundering scheme, an individual deposits money from the proceeds of a criminal act into a financial institution with the intent to disguise the money as legitimate income from a shell corporation or other legitimate source. Due to the nature of the crime, it can be difficult to link the money deposited in the bank to criminal activity. This makes some money laundering cases extremely complex and challenging.

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Tags: white collar crime, money laundering, San Francisco Criminal Attorney, San Francisco Criminal Lawyer, San Francisco Criminal Defense., criminal attorney

San Francisco Banking, Financial, and Accounting Crimes

Posted by Chris Morales on Tue, Aug 16, 2011 @ 11:18 AM

Though banking, financial, and accounting issues were once subject primarily to administrative or regulatory control, San Francisco white collar criminal attorneys have recently begun to see these cases prosecuted as criminal matters.

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Tags: fraud, money laundering, San Francisco Criminal Attorney, mail fraud, insider trading, Embezzlement, criminal attorney