Author Archives: Geoffrey Nathan, Esq

CARES Act Fraud

The coronavirus pandemic continues to significantly affect people, businesses, and societies around the world. Millions of people across the United States have suffered financial and economic hardship from the lockdowns and other federal and state governments’ restrictions. That is why the US Congress passed the CARES Act with bipartisan support on March 27, 2020. This… Read More »

Voter Fraud Charges Under 52USC20511

Generally, voter fraud under 52USC20511 is defined as illegal voting by an individual. Different states have different laws regarding voter fraud, but voter fraud is usually committed by doing one of the following: Voting more than one time in the same election – double voting. Casting a ballot in the name of a voter who… Read More »

PPE Equipment Fraud Charges

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a significant impact on people, businesses, and society. Millions of people have been unable to work, companies have shut down, and fatalities continue to rise in the United States. This situation has led to a dire need for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and related medical supplies and goods. With… Read More »

PPP Fraud Penalty & Charges

The $525 billion Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) enacted as part of the CARES Act in 2020 helped millions of small businesses weather the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it also provided ripe opportunities for fraud. The Department of Justice has filed dozens of charges alleging PPP fraud. As of Oct. 7, 2020, DOJ has criminally charged 65… Read More »

Unemployment Benefit Fraud Charges

Not telling the truth about your employment status and claiming you are searching for work when you are not is a form of unemployment benefit fraud. This is a serious charge and you can get jail time if you are convicted. State and federal authorities will take an especially dim view of unemployment benefit fraud… Read More »

Rioting and Inciting to Riot Charges

The right to protest is one of the most-respected rights in the United States. The First Amendment protects the right of US citizens to peacefully protest. However, there are limits even to our most sacred rights. The right to protest does not allow rioting or inciting to riot. Protests that become violent and destructive are… Read More »

Coronavirus COVID-19 Criminal Fraud Charges

We defend covid-19 fraud investigations and can work with leading scientists regarding: Federal prosecutors are ramping up their investigations against fraud schemes related to COVID-19 (the Coronavirus)  All U.S. Attorneys and all federal government investigators are prioritizing the investigation and prosecution of Coronavirus-related fraud schemes.  Each U.S. Attorney has a Coronavirus Fraud Coordinator to serve… Read More »

Missouri Embezzlement Laws & Charges + Statute of Limitations

Embezzlement is a white-collar crime in Missouri. It is defined as withholding the assets of one or more people to whom the assets have been entrusted, and are misappropriated and used for another purpose. Missouri Laws and Penalties To be convicted of embezzlement in Missouri, there must be three elements present: There must be a… Read More »

Minnesota Embezzlement Laws & Charges + Statute of Limitations

An embezzlement offense in Minnesota is a financial crime that involves the illegal use of another person’s property. Unlike a larceny or theft offense where the crime involves wrongfully possessing another person’s property, embezzlement in Minnesota happens when your position, role or job gives them lawful access to and possession of the property, but the… Read More »

Maryland Embezzlement Laws & Charges + Statute of Limitations

Embezzlement is a white-collar crime in that is a serious problem in Maryland and across the United States. Embezzlement occurs when a person in a position of trust steals or misappropriates funds and/or property from an employer, business partner or related person or entity. Maryland Laws and Penalties For embezzlement to occur, three factors must… Read More »

Examples of Embezzlement Schemes

Embezzlement is defined as the theft or larceny of assets – including money or property – by a person in a position of trust in a company with responsibility for those assets. Embezzlement most often happens in corporate and employment settings. There are many ways you can commit the crime of embezzlement. But below are… Read More »

Maine Embezzlement Charges & Penalties + Statute of Limitations

In Maine, embezzlement is classed as “theft by deception”. It means that someone has been entrusted with property and then misappropriates this for their own personal gain. Often, this is done by employees of businesses, but it can also include bank examiners, court officers, medical professionals, nonprofit workers, accountants, carers, and many more. Indeed, embezzlement… Read More »

Louisiana Embezzlement Charges & Penalties + Statute of Limitations

In Louisiana, embezzlement is treated as theft. However, it is different from burglary or robbery because the defendant in an embezzlement case was entrusted with the property that they misappropriated. This means that they were legally entitled to access the property, but not to use it for their own personal gain. In many cases, embezzlement… Read More »

Kentucky Embezzlement Charges & Penalties + Statute of Limitations

In Kentucky, embezzlement is coded under the theft statute of KRS 514. Embezzlement has been defined as “theft or misappropriation of funds place in one’s trust or belonging to one’s employer”. Different elements of the Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) can be applied to this. In most cases, state courts will handle the affairs although they… Read More »

Kansas Embezzlement Charges & Penalties + Statute of Limitations

In Kansas, embezzlement happens when someone is entrusted with the property of someone else and mismanages this to gain from it personally. In many cases, it is prosecuted at federal level and this means incredibly tough penalties. However, even at state level, it is important to find proper representation as the crime is an incredibly… Read More »

Iowa Embezzlement Charges & Penalties + Statute of Limitations

In Iowa, someone can be found guilty of embezzlement if they are demonstrated to have stolen money that was entrusted to their care. In many cases, it involves employees who take money from their businesses. Typically, this happens when they have access to the bank or cash accounts. It is a very serious crime that… Read More »

Indiana Embezzlement Charges & Penalties + Statute of Limitations

In Indiana, embezzlement occurs when someone “cooks the books”, for instance by adding money to their own account come payday and covering that up. In the majority of states, embezzlement laws are identical to theft laws, with the added fact that an embezzler must have been in a position where they were entrusted with the… Read More »

Illinois Embezzlement Charges & Penalties + Statute of Limitations

In many cases, embezzlement is classified as a federal offense. However, that does not mean states do not have their own statutes to deal with it and Illinois is no exception. In this state, someone who is entrusted with property for safekeeping but then uses it for themselves is guilty of embezzlement. It is not… Read More »

Idaho Embezzlement Charges & Penalties + Statute of Limitations

Idaho law seems embezzlement as theft. To provide a case of theft, the prosecution must demonstrate that intent was present to deprive someone or a business entity from a piece of property in a willful manner. This is covered under Idaho Code § 18-2403. Embezzling money is one of the many things that are considered… Read More »

Hawaii Embezzlement Charges & Penalties + Statute of Limitations

Hawaii law classifies embezzlement as theft but it must be proven that someone intentionally deprived a third party from payment for services or property. This includes through deception, through unauthorized control, and through deception, to name but a few. Embezzlement means that someone abuses a position of trust to take advantage of property for their… Read More »

Georgia Embezzlement Charges & Penalties + Statute of Limitations

In Georgia, embezzlement laws are in place to stop very specific theft actions from occurring. Specifically, it is in relation to those who are in a position of trust or who hold responsibility over assets that are not theirs. This includes employees, legal guardians, accountants, bankers, and others who have fiduciary relationship with the property… Read More »

Arkansas Embezzlement Charges & Penalties + Statute of Limitations

The state of Arkansas recognizes the difference between “theft” and “embezzlement”. While embezzlement is a form of theft, it requires the theft of goods that had been placed in the care of that individual, meaning it includes a position of trust. Employees using company funds for their personal use, for instance, have embezzled money. Because… Read More »

Arizona Embezzlement Charges & Penalties + Statute of Limitations

In Arizona, embezzlement, which equates to fraudulent misappropriation, is charged in the same was a theft, regardless of what type of theft was committed. This is listed under the Arizona Revised Statute (A.R.S.) 13 § 1802. That said, theft is a very serious crime in Arizona and even more so when it is committed from… Read More »

Alabama Embezzlement Charges & Penalties + Statute of Limitations

In Alabama, embezzlement is a very serious crime with equally serious consequences. The crime is defined as someone stealing funds that have been placed in their care but do not belong to them. It is mainly a business crime. There is not a separate statute that deals specifically with embezzlement, however. Rather, the state treats… Read More »

The Places in America with the Most (and Least) Police Shootings

With the advent of body cameras and ubiquity of smartphones, videos of police shootings have brought the reality of the topic to the general public in a visceral way. Through social media and news reports, we often see these acts take place and make our own judgements on how justified the lethal use of force… Read More »