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Tag Archives: white collar crime

Ex-Congressman Begins Serving Sentence for Public Corruption

On Wednesday, January 27, 2017, Chaka Fattah, the ex U.S. Congressman from Philadelphia, began serving a 10-year prison term at the federal prison in Lewis Run, Pennsylvania, for crimes related to public corruption that include racketeering, bribery, money laundering, and fraud. Indicted in 2015, Fattah, 59, ran for re-election in 2016. He lost his primary […]

New Legislation Could Lead to Harsher Penalties for Pennsylvania White Collar Crime

It appears that the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee will be considering new legislation that would make penalties tougher on Pennsylvania public officials who are found guilty of white collar crime. The bill, which was written by Rep. Scott Petri (R-Bucks County), would expand the crimes that would require guilty public officials to forfeit their pensions. […]

Various Types of White Collar Crime

White collar crime refers to various types of crime commonly associated with the business world. The following is a list of some of the most common types of white collar crime:  Bank fraud. Brank fraud is a type of fraud specifically committed against a banking institution. It could involve fraudulent checks or loans, or certain […]

Law Enforcement Officer Accused of Embezzlement

Lieutenant Hovie Pope Jr., a former North Carolina police officer, was indicted last month on charges of embezzlement. Pope had been a member of the North Carolina Internal Affairs Investigators Association, serving as its treasurer and even president for the 2002 – 2003 year, and it was discovered that more than $30,000 had been embezzled […]

White Collar Crime in Schools

When most people think of white collar crime, they imagine corporate boardrooms and national corporations. However, white collar crime can occur in the public sector as well — even the school system. While it may be difficult to imagine what type of white collar corruption could involve school administrators and teachers, recent news in the […]

Identity Theft

Identity theft is a popular crime in the United States, in part due to such easy access to personal information. If someone possesses or uses the identifying information of another person without that person’s consent to further an unlawful purpose, it is considered identity theft under Pennsylvania law. Although identity theft is most often a […]


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