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Communication is vital in running a successful business. Transparency is also important. Sometimes communication and transparency aren’t always a strong suit for people in official roles like CEO or upper management. Our Beverly Hills white collar crime defense attorneys at Okabe & Haushalter have a successful record of working with clients who are charged with […]
If you have tuned into the news over the last few years, you have likely heard the name Michael Avenatti pop up every not and again. He is a celebrity attorney who has a long history representing big-name clients in high profile cases. Last month, we learned that he is facing charges of his own. […]
The FBI recently uncovered a college admissions and testing scandal that resulted in at least 50 arrests of high profile people and college coaches with possibly more arrests to come. Los Angeles white collar crimes attorneys suspect that the 50 arrests may just be the tip of the iceberg as some colleges announce that they […]
Back in the day, whenever someone said the word “crime,” many immediately thought of a bank robbery or some bad guy killing another individual. But in recent decades, as technology has progressed, the meaning of the term “crime” was expanded well beyond its original and limited meaning. In today’s world, you do not necessarily have […]
It is something nobody wants in their life – notoriety because they have supposedly broken the law. It is a shame really, the way each charge that is brought against someone is publicized. It is almost as if the media, in conjunction with law enforcement and prosecutors, wants the public to be against someone before […]
White collar crime is one of the most common criminal charges levied against those in the business world. Whether you work at the lowest level of a company or are the CEO, you could find yourself at the forefront of a criminal investigation. Our Los Angeles white collar crime attorney would like to examine the […]
If you have been accused of or arrested in connection with a white-collar crime, you are probably weighing your options to decide whether to plead guilty or go to trial. More often than not, this decision boils down to money. Although white-collar crimes are non-violent criminal activity in the field of business, trade and commercial […]
Famous Las Vegas sports gambler and real estate mogul Bill Walters has been arrested by federal authorities on suspicion of insider trading. According to the FBI and IRS agents, Walters has participated in a six-year scheme that involved Dead Foods, Inc., one of the nation’s largest suppliers of dairy products. As the Las Vegas Review-Journal […]
It’s that time of year again, which means that the tax rush is now officially over. April 15th tends to loom over every taxpayer’s head like a rain cloud. Sometimes a small white lie to reduce tax liability doesn’t seem like it would hurt anyone that much. In reality, this is called tax evasion and […]
On Friday, January 13, a sergeant of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) was arrested based on allegations of fraud. The 24-year veteran of the police force was booked after suspicion arose based on what police reports deemed “inconsistent doctors’ notes.” The defendant had been injured and been off work due to a workers’ compensation […]
Under §470 of the 2010 California Penal Code, it is a criminal act to intentionally and knowingly defraud another by wrongfully signing the name of another person. Similarly, it is a crime to sign the name of a person that does not exist at all. It is also considered a crime to counterfeit the seal […]
For many people, there is confusion when it comes to the terms of tax avoidance and tax evasion. Taxes in general are complex and can get confusing for even the savviest of person. The important difference is to recognize that one is legal and one is not. The differences, however, go deeper than that. Tax avoidance […]