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New York White Collar Crime Frequently Asked

What Is a White Collar Crime?

White collar crime (link to: is a general term that describes a wide range of non-violent, financially motivated criminal offenses. White collar crimes can be committed by individuals as well as businesses. Such crimes can be violations of either state or federal law.

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What Are the Most Common White Collar Crimes?

There are many different white collar crimes. Some of the most common include securities fraud, insurance fraud, embezzlement, tax evasion, public corruption, racketeering, bribery, and money laundering. What each of these crimes has in common is that they are non-violent and they are financially motivated.

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What Is Money Laundering?

Money laundering is a white collar crime that involves disguising proceeds of illegal activity as legally earned money. It is often used to hide money from embezzlement or drug deals. Money laundering is prohibited by both state and federal law. Because money laundering offenses are classified as felonies, the penalty can include a prison sentence of more than a year.

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