Former St. Louis resident charged with conspiracy to embezzle

On behalf of The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. posted in Criminal Law and Fraud on Monday, December 3, 2012

As part of a federal investigation into identity theft, a woman who formerly lived in the St. Louis area has been arrested and charged with conspiracy to embezzle public money. The 27-year-old stands accused of serving as the ringleader of a group of individuals who allegedly stole identifying information from people who had recently died. Apparently, this information was used to file fraudulent tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service, resulting in a total payout of nearly $1.5 million in tax returns.

Identity theft and embezzlement are both considered white collar crimes because the intent of a perpetrator is to deprive another person …

Missouri men guilty on charges of conspiracy to commit arson

On behalf of The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. posted in Criminal defense on Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A Missouri restaurant owner and two accomplices have been found guilty of conspiracy and arson in connection with the fire at the Hereford House restaurant four years ago. The man, who was a partial owner of the restaurant, the Hereford House, was named Restaurateur of the Year in 1997 and received a hospitality award in 2001. However, the business began to struggle with the development of the Power & Light District. The three men were found guilty of burning down the restaurant to collect insurance money.

Conspiracy to commit a crime is a violation of federal criminal law. By definition, conspiracy is an agreement between at …

Missouri man turns himself in for kidnapping young girl

On behalf of The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. on Thursday, November 8, 2012

In general, kidnapping occurs when an individual takes another individual from one location to another without that person’s consent and against his or her will. An individual can also face kidnapping charges if he or she confines an individual to one controlled space. Kidnapping is a violation of federal criminal law, and those who face charges of kidnapping can also face serious penalties. Therefore, these types of charges should be taken very seriously. In addition, it is always helpful to seek out an attorney who will be an advocate and put forward a rigorous defense.

A Missouri man is facing kidnapping charges for allegedly taking a 5-year-old girl …

Two Missouri residents arrested for alleged drug crime

On behalf of The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. posted in Criminal Defense and Drugs on Thursday, March 22, 2012

Media reports often imply guilt. However, it is important to remember that a person that has been accused of a crime is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Recently, police arrested two Missouri residents for allegedly committing drug offenses. Authorities say they received a tip that the two individuals purchased pseudoephedrine pills. Upon further investigation, the two individuals were arrested on charges of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamines, a Class C felony.

The two were incarcerated in a Missouri prison with cash bond set at $50,000 for each of the accused.

Legal problems, such as the ones that these two Missouri residents …