Non-Violent, White Collar Crimes
White collar crimes are nonviolent offenses typically charged against business and government professionals. They are characterized by deceit, concealment, or a violation of trust. The motivation for these crimes is financial — obtaining or avoiding losing money, property, or services or to secure a personal or business advantage.
There are misconceptions associated with the punishment of white collar crimes. In truth, there can be severe penalties that have life-altering ramifications. The penalties for white collar crimes often follow sentencing guidelines for federal offenses that can include prison, fines and restitution.
White Collar crimes include:
- Antitrust violations
- Bankruptcy, computer, credit card, insurance, securities, wire, mortgage and mail fraud
- Environmental law violations
- Grand larceny
- Insider trading
- Intellectual property theft/piracy
- Money laundering
- Health Care/Medicaid Fraud
- Scheme to defraud
- Tax evasion
- Public corruption
The scope, concepts and evidence in white collar cases can be complex. If you are under investigation or have been charged with a white collar crime, or otherwise have reason to believe you may be the subject of an investigation by a prosecutorial agency, it is imperative to retain a lawyer with substantial experience in white collar matters as soon as possible in order to protect your legal rights. Led by James A. Pascarella, the criminal defense attorneys at Quatela Chimeri are former prosecutors who have extensive knowledge of the intricacies associated with white collar cases. Our attorneys also take seriously their responsibility to clients, all of whom are treated with dignity and respect and kept fully informed throughout the course of our representation. Well-known and respected in the legal community, among our clientele are politicians, corporate executives, doctors, Wall Street professionals, judges, celebrities, attorneys and athletes.
Alongside our white collar defense practice group, Quatela Chimeri represents individuals and businesses that are under investigation for violating the laws of regulatory agencies. We defend enforcement investigations and actions, and assist clients in responding to subpoenas from such agencies as the New York Department of State, New York Attorney General’s Office, and the United States Department of Justice.