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Category: White Collar Crimes

Developing land in LA county takes a monumental amount of paperwork, meetings, private and governmental, red-tape, more meetings, and merely waiting for someone to sign a piece of paper to get the work completed. When a government official interferes and abuses his power to line his own pockets, he or she will put the developer […]

18 Dec, 2020

In the 90s, I remember a hilarious movie that seemed to capture the essence of feeling unfulfilled in your career and turned mundane tasks into comedy gold. “Office Space” has become a cult classic and has no shortage of memorable one-liners.  Even the infamous Bill Lumbergh has become a popular meme, “Yeah… That’d be great.” […]

12 Oct, 2020

Embezzlement is more than just simple theft. Embezzlement is known as employee theft and includes the act of somebody wrongfully appropriating funds that have been entrusted to their care but are actually owned by somebody else. The most common type of embezzlement is conducted by employees, but there are others with fiduciary responsibilities that can […]

11 May, 2019

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. […]

16 Mar, 2019

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 […]

12 Oct, 2018

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 […]

10 Sep, 2018

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 […]

26 Apr, 2012

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 […]