Most people have heard to term “ white collar crime ” at some point, yet the precise definition remains elusive for most. The reason for this is that despite the fact that the term is frequently used by those involved in the legal system it is not actually a legal term. If you have been charged with a white collar crime, however, you are likely facing serious potential penalties if convicted and should seek the advice of an experienced Massachusetts criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. … [Read more...]
What Is Conspiracy in Boston?
To be convicted of a criminal offense you must actually have committed the offense in question; however, simply agreeing to commit a criminal offense or attempting to commit an offense can also be a punishable criminal offense. In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, conspiracy is a separate and distinct criminal offense that is often punishable by a lengthy term of imprisonment and/or a hefty fine. In Boston, a conspiracy exists when two or more people agree to do something unlawful or agree … [Read more...]
Why Is Insider Trading in Massachusetts Illegal?
In Boston, insider trading is treated as a serious criminal offense. Although considered to be among the “white crimes,” a conviction for insider trading can have significant negative judicial and non-judicial consequences for the accused. In the United States, the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, is the federal agency responsible for oversight and enforcement of the securities market. If you own stock of any kind, the SEC is the agency that is in charge of protecting your … [Read more...]