Author Archives: Geoffrey Nathan, Esq

Racketeering RICO Laws, Charges & Statute of Limitations

Federal racketeering laws arose from the legal difficulty of prosecuting the leaders of organized criminal cartels. Under the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, also known as 18 USC §§ 1961-1968, legislators sought to address loopholes that had allowed some criminal bosses to avoid prosecution for activities by avoiding association with criminal acts their… Read More »

Securities & Commodities Fraud Laws, Charges & Statute of Limitations

Securities fraud is an extremely complex subject. In a general sense, it refers to any form of fraud that has to do with securities such as stocks and bonds. During the process of becoming a public entity, corporations must disclose an extraordinary amount of information to federal regulators and to potential investors in order to… Read More »

Sex Crimes + Laws, Charges & Statute of Limitations

Federal sex crimes include those forcible and other crimes with a sexual element that take place within a federal jurisdiction. They can also include sexual crimes leveled against individuals who cannot consent under the law, including minors and some individuals whose ability to consent is impaired by a medical or other condition. In many cases,… Read More »

Structuring + Laws, Charges & Statute of Limitations

Under federal laws, certain kinds of financial transactions must be reported by banks to the federal government. Although banks bear the ultimate responsibility for reporting these transactions appropriately, individuals may choose to “structure” their transactions in such a way that they will be able to dodge these reporting requirements. For example, although banks are required… Read More »

What is Tax Evasion? Laws, Charges & Statute of Limitations

Tax evasion is any willful, systematic attempt to avoid paying federal taxes by falsifying documents or avoiding reporting requirements. Experts estimate that hundreds of millions of dollars in federal taxes go unreported every year in the United States. Of these, the majority is believed to “disappear” through unreported income that does not have a sufficient… Read More »

Wire Fraud Laws, Charges & Statute of Limitations

While fraud is the category of crimes that focuses on intentional deception for material gain, wire fraud is the category of fraud that has to do with the use of telecommunications equipment such as wire, television, or radio. It is defined under federal law by 18 USC § 1343 and is distinct from other categories… Read More »

URGENT: Federal Target Letter US Attorney Office

The purpose of the website is so that people who receive a target letter from the United States attorney’s office retain counsel for the limited and immediate purpose to intervene and alert the United States attorney’s office that the target of a federal grand jury investigation will be engaging counsel. Then decisions, whether to cooperate… Read More »

Florida Embezzlement Laws & Charges + Statute of Limitations

Embezzlement in Florida and elsewhere in the US is a type of property theft. It happens when a defendant who was entrusted to manage the money or property of another person or entity, steals some or all of those assets for their own personal gain. The key legal aspect in this type of case is… Read More »

Types & Examples of Federal & Criminal Charges + Definitions

Title 18 of the United States Code is the criminal and penal code of the federal government of the United States. It deals with federal crimes and criminal procedure. According to 18 USC Criminal Code the following crimes are considered federal of nature: Aircraft and Motor Vehicle Crimes – Aircraft and motor vehicle crimes include destruction… Read More »

What Are the Federal Sentencing Guidelines Chart (Updated 2021)

A criminal justice system without punishments for people convicted of crimes would be pointless. Such a system could conclude that someone was guilty, but would not have the ability to do anything about it. Most people would not view the system as just and the system would do little to deter anyone else from committing… Read More »

Embezzlement Laws, Charges & Statute of Limitations

Embezzlement is a form of property theft. It happens when a person who was supposed to manage another person’s or entity’s property, steals some or all of those assets. The important legal aspect is that the person had legal access to the money or property of another but did not actually have legal ownership of… Read More »