Resident of St. Louis County sentenced for federal crimes

On behalf of The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. on Monday, December 10, 2012

A man from the St. Louis area was recently sentenced to a term of seven years and 10 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to mail fraud and identity theft. The 51-year-old worked for a temporary medical staffing company and allegedly collected wages for nonexistent employees.

Like many white collar crimes, mail fraud and identity theft charges are issues of federal criminal law because they involve federal institutions, such as the U.S. Postal Service and the U.S. Social Security Administration. A person accused of a federal crime should take the charges seriously because any crime considered a federal offense tends to carry with it heavy penalties.

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Three accused of white collar crime and wire fraud

On behalf of The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. posted in Fraud on Saturday, December 31, 2011

Multiple people have now been charged in a federal fraud case that involved two out-of-state residents and a third person from St. Louis, Missouri. All three are facing the white collar crimes charges of federal mail and wire fraud. If convicted, they could face hefty financial penalties and substantial time behind bars.

The company the three individuals were employed by was renamed to Guardian Credit Services and Get My Credit Grade. It was unclear from a news report on their case if they were merely employed by the company or if they had managed the company, which is a potentially important difference.

Allegedly, the three collected money upfront …

Missouri couple pleads guilty to mail fraud

On behalf of The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. posted in Fraud on Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Criminal prosecution is serious business, especially for Missouri residents facing criminal allegations falling under federal jurisdiction. It is normally advisable for any party involved in a federal criminal matter, including white collar crime allegations, to speak with an experienced attorney knowledgeable in this area. Indeed, a guilty verdict could result in costly payouts and jail time.

In one recent federal case, a Missouri couple in their sixties faced allegations that they had stolen over $3 million from countless farmers. The couple operated the Gallatin Grain Company. According to federal prosecutors, the couple engaged in a mail fraud conspiracy in which they illegally sold grain belonging to other farmers …