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Do Crimes Have Statutes of Limitations?

Do Crimes Have Statutes of Limitations?

When people commit crimes, they are not always apprehended immediately. In some cases, months or years may pass before someone is targeted for arrest for a criminal offense. Although there are certain crimes for which someone is indefinitely punishable, others have an expiration date on them after which a person cannot be charged. Known as Read More

Ohio Couple Indicted on Corruption Charges

An Ohio couple and the co-owners of Abon Cards & Coins were arrested in August on numerous charges of corruption. They were indicted in the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. According to the indictment, the storeowners allegedly supplied individuals with lists of items they considerable desirable and would be willing to pay a premium. The Read More

What Is the Ohio Diversion Program and How Could It Help You?

If you’re charged with a white collar crime in Ohio, you may face tough penalties, including fines and jail time. However, the state of Ohio provides for an alternative for individuals facing this tough sentencing: the Diversion Program. Ohio’s Diversion Program, codified in the Ohio Revised Code Section 2935.36, allows for certain people facing white-collar Read More

What Is Health Care Fraud in Ohio?

Health care fraud refers to a specific type of fraud in which a person files purposefully inaccurate or dishonest claims for his or her own profit. There are many types of health care fraud, the most common of which include: Billing for health care services that were not performed Billing for health care services not Read More

Common Defenses Against Fraud Accusations

Fraud charges can carry severe punishments, but there are a variety of defense methods available to those who face allegations of fraud. Here are some of the most common defenses against fraud accusations: Insufficient evidence of fraud. As in most criminal cases, the burden of proof is on the accuser. Remember: the jury must be Read More

Former Director of Poverty Group Charged with Bribery

The former chair of the Council of Economic Opportunities of Greater Cleveland has been charged with bribery in federal court after she allegedly accepted $24,000 in illegal goods and services. A Shaker Heights woman was the target of a state investigation, and soon resigned from her position on the council. She accepted work done to Read More

Medical Mutual of Ohio Manager Faces Embezzlement Charges

Federal charges of embezzlement have officially been filed against Joseph F. Satava of Sheffield Lake, a manager of Medical Mutual of Ohio. He is accused of stealing $2.9 million through an embezzlement scheme that ran between August 1997 and November 2013. At this point, Satava appears to be cooperating with investigation and will eventually plead Read More

National Panel Reviewing Penalties for Economic Crime

The U.S. Sentencing Commission, a federal panel that determines sentencing policies for various types of crimes, recently announced that it is considering changing some guidelines for white collar crime sentences. The Sentencing Commission already amended its guidelines for drug crimes earlier this year, and now will focus on working with congress to reduce the severity Read More

Penalties for Embezzlement Depend on Several Factors

Although many have heard of the crime of embezzlement, few people truly understand what it is. Embezzlement is a unique type of property theft that results when people allegedly steal money or property with which they were entrusted. This is different than ordinary common law theft that involves stealing property for which one had no Read More

Despite Acquittals, Firm Deals with Fallout of RICO Investigation

Three attorneys were acquitted recently of charges of federal racketeering, conspiracy and fraud. The acquittal came after a three-year battle since their arrest in 2011 for allegedly aiding several business associates in looting a Texas-based mortgage company of nearly $12 million. Prosecutors argued that the attorneys helped set up shell organizations and falsified consulting contracts Read More

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