Ohio Federal Charges

Ohio Tax Evasion Laws & Charges + Statute of Limitations

In the state of Ohio, just like in other states, tax evasion is a serious crime that can come with severe repercussions and penalties. Crimes of tax evasion in this instance generally fall under one of two categories: Crimes which relate to the filing of a tax return Crimes which relate to the failure to… Read More »

Ohio Securities Fraud Laws & Charges + Statute of Limitations

The concept of securities fraud is incredibly complex. It is regulated by a range of different stock exchanges and federal regulations, which adds to it being hard to understand. Securities regulations and laws are enforced by the SEC or the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. They are the ones that charge someone with securities… Read More »

Ohio Racketeering Laws & Charges + Statute of Limitations

Racketeering is a very serious crime that has significant consequences on the life of someone accused of it. Essentially, racketeering almost always goes hand in hand with organized crime. Usually, some illegal activity is included in it that is part of a larger, wider, more elaborate enterprise. While Ohio has a law that defines ‘corrupt’… Read More »

Ohio Money laundering Laws & Charges + Statute of Limitations

The crime of money laundering in Ohio refers to a situation wherein a group of people, or organized network engage in activities designed to convert the cash that is created or obtained through illicit activities so that it appears to be legitimate money that comes from lawful sources. In many circumstances, money laundering is a… Read More »

Ohio Insurance Fraud Laws & Charges + Statute of Limitations

In Ohio, the crime of insurance fraud is defined as any action wherein people or entities attempt to make a false claim to an insurance company, to obtain compensation or money that they aren’t rightfully entitled to. For example, an act of insurance fraud in Ohio might occur when a person knowingly files an insurance… Read More »

Ohio Welfare Fraud Laws & Charges + Statute of Limitations

Welfare is a system of benefits and public relief given to those who can demonstrate that they are in need. Welfare also includes AFDC (Aid to Families with Dependent Children) and SNAP (Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program), also known as food stamps. Tax revenues collected pay for the money needed to provide welfare and states administer… Read More »

Ohio Mortgage Fraud Laws & Charges + Statute of Limitations

Mortgage fraud is one of the most complex crimes around. Experts estimate that around 10% of all mortgage applications are actually fraudulent, due to accidental errors. The issue, however, is that it cannot be classed as mortgage fraud unless the error was intentional and it is difficult to prove whether it is or not. This… Read More »

Ohio Drug Smuggling Laws & Charges + Statute of Limitations

In Ohio, the act of smuggling takes place when an individual illegally transports a substance, such as money or goods, beyond a specifically prohibited point, such as a border. In drug smuggling, the item in question will either be an illegal substance, such as LSD or cocaine, or a prescribed medication that an individual does… Read More »

Ohio Computer Fraud Laws & Charges + Statute of Limitations

The world of technology is changing faster than most people can keep up with. Laws are also struggling to keep up with these changes because high tech devices, such as computers, can be used for committing crime and abuses. However, Ohio is trying to address the issue quite aggressively, focusing on all types of cyber… Read More »

Ohio Credit Card Fraud Laws & Charges+ Statute of Limitations

Credit card fraud is one of the country’s fastest growing, and most costly, crimes. The effects are huge as well, with losses being recuperated by increasing finance charges, interest rates, and annual fees to consumers. In Ohio, state laws aim to address two individual issues with credit card fraud. They focus both on misusing the… Read More »

Ohio Fraud Laws & Charges + Statute of Limitations

In Ohio, fraud refers to an action undertaken using trickery or scams to gain an advantage over another person or party. For example, in the case of health insurance fraud, an individual might exaggerate certain claims or issue false reports in an attempt to gain an advantage over the insurance provider, which leads to the… Read More »

Ohio Drug Trafficking Laws & Charges + Statute of Limitations

Drug trafficking is an incredibly complex type of violation. In Ohio, trafficking covers not just the movement of controlled substances, but also selling, intending to sell, manufacturing, and cultivating of these substances. Specifically, they have divided it into two different scenarios: Selling or offering to sell a drug that is classed as a controlled substance… Read More »

Ohio Insider Trading Laws & Charges + Statute of Limitations

The concept of insider trading as an illegal process can be complicated, as unlike federal crimes like identity theft and counterfeiting, there is no underlying law in the United States Code that specifically defines insider trading as an illegal practice. Instead, the problem of insider trading is enforced using a combination of federal laws that… Read More »

Ohio Illegal Fire Arms Laws & Charges + Statute of Limitations

As an “open carry” state, Ohio permits most adults to purchase and openly carry guns without obtaining a license first. However, it’s important to remember that the state does regulate who can be allowed to carry a weapon, where they can take that weapon, and what kinds of weapons can be held without a license… Read More »

Ohio Human Trafficking Laws & Charges + Statute of Limitations

Human trafficking is a very serious crime and one with which the state of Ohio in particular has a very poor track record. The state government recognizes this, however, which is why numerous task forces have been put into place, certain laws have been amended, and other laws and acts have been instated. In the… Read More »

Ohio Healthcare Fraud Laws & Charges + Statute of Limitations

The crime of healthcare fraud is classed as ‘white collar’. It happens when a consumer or healthcare practitioner intentionally submits misleading or false information to allow a person to fraudulently receive healthcare benefits. There are a number of different types of charges that come under healthcare fraud, including: A bill for an unperformed health service… Read More »

Ohio Cybercrime Laws & Charges + Statute of Limitations

In Ohio, cybercrime is identified as a wide-ranging crime relating to computers and computer use. The offense of cybercrime might be connected to a range of illegal activities, including cyber-stalling, the unauthorized use of computer systems and networks, the unlawful use or duplication of private material, and tampering with programs or services. Our technology-driven society… Read More »

Ohio Identity Theft Laws & Charges + Statute of Limitations

In Ohio, identity theft is regarded as a very serious crime, and one that might result in some hefty fines and several years of prison time. In the age of social media an online technology, the crime of identity theft is becoming increasingly common, particularly from a cyber perspective. Identity theft happens when a perpetrator… Read More »

Ohio Forgery Laws And Charges & Charges + Statute of Limitations

The crime of forgery in Ohio consists of a wide variety of potentially fraudulent actions that are willfully committed in an attempt, or with the intent to defraud another person. These forgery actions might include: Signing someone else’s name on a legitimate document with the desire to benefit from that signature Changing a document, or… Read More »

Ohio Extortion & Blackmail Laws & Charges + Statute of Limitations

Extortion and blackmail are complex crimes. Traditionally, they only described actions that were taken by government officials or public officials. Today, however, private citizens can also get charged with extortion and blackmail. In many places, extortion and blackmail are one and the same crime, but blackmail is done by private citizens, whereas extortion is done… Read More »

Ohio Espionage Laws & Charges + Statute of Limitations

Ohio espionage laws relate to a broad category of federal crimes defined by Chapter 37 in the 18 USC. Typically, espionage involves obtaining secrets or private information from a privileged location, then sharing that information with a foreign entity. The idea is to offer insightful information from within the United States government to other agencies… Read More »

Ohio Embezzlement Laws & Charges + Statute Of Limitations

In simple terms, embezzlement in Ohio relates to kinds of property theft, when a defendant entrusted to monitor or manage someone else’s property or money steals part of that property or money for his or her own benefit. The key factor that makes embezzlement different from plain theft is that the defendant has access to… Read More »

Ohio Grand Larceny Laws & Charges + Statute Of Limitations

Many people refer to theft and larceny as the same thing. However, the truth is that there are a number of important differences to consider regarding these crimes. One thing to consider about grand larceny is that when the amount or value of a stolen item exceeds $250, the crime changes from a misdemeanor into… Read More »

Ohio Counterfeiting & Piracy Laws + Statute Of Limitations

When services or goods are represented as originating from a legitimate source, although they are actually unauthorized reproductions of an existing trademark, the crime of piracy or counterfeiting may have been committed. An offense in regards to piracy and counterfeiting may include not only the creation of fraudulent goods and documents, but also the alteration… Read More »

Ohio Bribery Laws & Charges + Statute Of Limitations

Bribery is a complex crime in which something of value is offered and accepted, in exchange for a favor from an employee, a public official, a government official, or a commercial entity, either national or foreign. Bribes often take the form of money or gifts in return for a more favorable treatment, for instance, in… Read More »

Ohio Bank Fraud Laws & Charges + Statute Of Limitations

Bank fraud is a very complex area of law that encompasses a number of different crimes. These include card fraud (credit or debit), passing bad checks, uninsured deposits, accounting fraud, fraudulent loans, rogue trading, impersonation, embezzlement, identity theft, and forgery. These are all financial fraud cases. In Ohio, they are charged not under the umbrella… Read More »