Colorado White Collar Crime Attorneys
White collar crimes are committed by a person who illegally obtains money or property from someone else. These individuals are generally involved in a business or corporate setting and are typically non-violent crimes. At Hebets & McCallin, we focus in protecting individuals charged with state and federal white collar offenses.
White Collar Crimes
Numerous crimes fall under the umbrella of white collar crime. Examples include embezzlement, laundering, tax evasion, and fraud. Embezzlement is taking personal property (usually money) without the consent of the owner and for the benefit of the offender. Laundering is taking money that was obtained through illegal means and putting it back into the financial system to cover up its origin. Tax evasion is purposeful misrepresentation of income to avoid paying the full amount of taxes to the state or federal government. Fraud occurs when an individual or organization intentionally makes an untrue representation about an important fact or event, the untrue representation is believed by the victim, the victim relies upon and acts upon the untrue representation, and the victim suffers loss of money or property as a result of relying and acting upon the untrue representation. Bribery, corruption, and forgery are also classified as white collar crimes.