Individuals who are targeted by state and federal investigative teams in white collar criminal probes might reasonably want to take quick notice of any reference to wire fraud.
Any claim that state and federal investigative efforts into white collar crime are lax when compared with other criminal realms has long been debunked. White collar malfeasance in Missouri and nationally has in fact been a major focus of authorities for several years running.
There’s no question that the legal realm of white collar crime has received progressively more attention in recent years in Missouri and nationally. That has been especially true since the meltdown of the nation’s financial markets a few short years ago.
The deep criminal defense team at the St. Louis law firm of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry has more than an academic knowledge of government strategies applicable to federal white collar criminal investigations. Indeed, we have handled many hundreds of corporate crime-linked cases.
The IRS might look a bit skeletal these day when compared to prior years. The agency formerly commanded a bigger budget and could routinely assign high numbers of special agents to cases involving financial crimes.
Don’t underestimate the power and reach of the Internal Revenue Service.
The complexities surrounding an incident in which a confirmed violent person sticks a gun in a bank teller’s face in front of a crowd and demands money might be, well, absent.
We suspect that most of our readers in St. Louis and across Missouri and other states have a healthy respect for police officers driving anywhere near them on streets and freeways.
We note from long professional experience that many defendants across Missouri and elsewhere facing white collar criminal charges never consciously set out to engage in unlawful behavior. We stress on our website at Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry that “panic regarding cash flow and a ‘slippery slope’ to more serious legal infractions often form the background to many of these types of cases.”
One thing we know as being unquestionably true about white collar criminal activity in Missouri and nationally is that the already broad scope of its investigation by state and federal task forces is progressively increasing.