Fidelis co-owner faces time behind bars for conspiracy to commit fraud

On behalf of The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. posted in Conspiracy on Thursday, September 27, 2012

Certain acts may be considered criminal if they cause injury to another person. However, other acts that do not cause personal harm or injury to another human being may still result in criminal charges. One of these acts can be conspiracy. Although conspiracy most likely does not cause personal harm to another, it is still a violation of federal criminal law.

A St. Louis man who was a co-owner of the company US Fidelis pled guilty to conspiracy charges in June. He was recently sentenced to 40 months in prison for a felony charge of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud as well as a felony …

Counterfeiting scheme lands two Missourians in prison

On behalf of The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. posted in Federal Crimes on Monday, September 17, 2012

Given the current state of the economy, some consumers are struggling to pay their bills and support themselves and their families. Such dire circumstances can drive people to do things they wouldn’t normally consider. Unfortunately, sometimes these decisions violate federal criminal law. Although the motivating factors behind a recent Missouri arrest for counterfeiting are unknown, it is difficult not to wonder if it was a crime of desperation.

Three individuals in Missouri were arrested after authorities executed a search warrant at their hotel in Hannibal, MO. Officers allegedly found a large amount of money in bills of all sizes up to $100 bills. They also found …

St. Louis area woman faces penalties for federal tax evasion

On behalf of The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. posted in Federal Crimes on Friday, September 14, 2012

When an individual commits tax fraud, it usually involves filing a false tax return. Tax fraud is a violation of federal criminal law, and a conviction can come with serious penalties. These penalties may include a prison sentence or extensive monetary fines. However, there are always defense strategies that can mitigate these consequences or even lead to a complete dismissal of charges.

A woman from Alton has recently pleaded guilty to involvement in a complex tax fraud scheme that involved filing false tax returns. There were allegedly six individuals involved in this complex tax evasion scheme. Some of the individuals involved allegedly went to tax preparers …

Man facing criminal charges for allegedly robbing Missouri bank

On behalf of The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. posted in Federal Crimes on Friday, September 7, 2012

It is important to remember that all parties facing criminal charges are innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. This is true regardless of the nature of the charges. A Missouri man is currently facing charges for violation of federal criminal law. The charges allege that he robbed $2,350 from a bank in Lebanon, Missouri.

The 52-year-old man allegedly entered the bank around 3:15 in the afternoon. According to authorities, he gave a teller a robbery note. As a result, the teller purportedly gave the man $2,350. The man then put the money in a plastic bag and left the bank.

Police were alerted …