Embezzlement And White Collar Crimes Carry Consequences At State And Federal Levels

Embezzlement, fraud and other white collar crimes can range in magnitude from an accounting clerk diverting a few hundred dollars for his or her own use to money laundering operations involving millions of dollars and conducted across multiple countries. Arrests in such situations often follow extensive law enforcement investigations. If you are in danger of an arrest on a white collar charge, or have already been arrested, your criminal defense attorney must be able to mount a skilled and thorough defense.

Michael J. Flanagan Attorney at Law has served clients from his office west of downtown Nashville, TN, for more than 35 years. He has represented clients at the state, federal and appellate levels. The goal of our firm is to always represent our clients with vigor, and to offer you the best options possible for resolution of your case.

Consequences Of Embezzlement Convictions In Tennessee

To be charged with embezzlement, you must be in a position of fiduciary responsibility over the assets of another person, or an organization. If you are charged with embezzlement at the state level, the potential penalties will depend on the amount of money you are accused of misappropriating. Punishments range from a fine of $2,500 and up to a year in prison for embezzlement of $500 or less, to a fine of $25,000 and up to 15 years in prison for a conviction on a charge of embezzling $60,000 or more.

White Collar Crimes And The Federal Court System

Many white collar crimes are investigated and prosecuted through the federal court system. Investigating agencies may include the FBI, the Office of the Inspector General and others. If you have been alerted to an investigation in progress that has not resulted in an arrest yet, different strategies are required to defend against it than if the case has entered the justice system through the courts.

Our firm has worked with individuals and businesses facing a variety of federal white collar crimes, including:

  • Bank fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Securities fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Bribery
  • Insurance and mail fraud

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