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Understanding plea bargains

If the federal court system is charging you with a crime, it is likely that a plea bargain will be a part of the process. Usually this process begins well before your case goes to trial. You may believe that the court system would look poorly upon plea bargains, but...

What is money laundering?

During America’s prohibition era, Illegal alcohol sales allowed crime syndicates to gain vast amounts of money. Mobsters used money laundering to hide their tracks and give law enforcement the slip. Anti-money laundering laws do prevent many criminals from using these...

Defining federal crimes

State laws cover most crimes, such as murder or theft. State laws can be about almost anything, as long as the law is constitutional. This gives rise to many funny state laws, like making it illegal to sell your own eyeball in Texas. Federal crimes, however, tend to...

What is embezzlement?

You may have heard about people facing charges of embezzlement in the Texas news. This is a charge that can occur in many different settings. It also is one that people from all walks of life may commit. The basis of embezzlement, as the U.S. Department of Justice...