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White-collar crime is a nonviolent crime which is usually fiscally provoked by government and business professionals. Edwin Sutherland first defined the term white-collar crime in 1939. He defined it as "a crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of his occupation."

Below are examples of common white-collar crimes:

  • Fraud

  • Bribery

  • Ponzi schemes

  • Insider trading

  • Embezzlement

  • Cybercrime

  • Copyright infringement

  • Money laundering

  • Identity theft

  • Forgery


When you are charged with a crime, your search for a criminal defense attorney is a task of tremendous importance. Contact us today to get the best defense of your rights.

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