White-Collar Crimes Attorney in Scranton, Pennsylvania
White-collar crimes in Pennsylvania cover an array of circumstances. Generally, an individual is charged with a white-collar crime due to some type of deception with money or finances. Furthermore, that individual is accused of orchestrating financial gain through various means which could include but are not limited to embezzlement, money laundering, tax evasion, deceptive money reporting practices for the accumulation of personal wealth, and more. If you’re facing white-collar crime charges, or you’re being investigated by some sector of law enforcement for the alleged arrangement of deceptive money procedures, you need an attorney who has the proficiency, agility, and skill set to represent you and defend your rights. You need us at the Peters Law Firm to support you.
Understanding White-Collar Crimes
According to the U.S. Department of Justice: “The idea of white-collar crime was first introduced by Edwin H. Sutherland during his presidential address at the American Sociological Society Meeting in 1939. He raised concern over the criminological community’s preoccupation with the low-status offender and ‘street crimes’ and the relative inattention given to the offenses perpetrated by people in higher-status occupations. In his book, White Collar Crime, Sutherland explained further that white-collar crime ‘may be defined approximately as a crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of his occupation.’”
The site further states: “Currently, the definition of white-collar crime is still hotly contested within the community of experts. Although there is a multitude of variations, there appear to be three major orientations: those that define white-collar crime by the type of offender (e.g., high socioeconomic status and/or occupation of trust); those that define it in terms of the type of offense (e.g., economic crime); and those that study it in terms of the organizational culture rather than the offender or offense.”
The Huffington Post names three famous white-collar criminals and their effect on “our judiciary laws for decades to come.” The three men are 1) Charles Ponzi, 2) Kenneth Lay and 3) John Rigas. As stated by the Huffington Post, Ponzi was known for his development of what is now known as a Ponzi scheme, in which he “…used money from original investors to buy discounted postage coupons, (making Ponzi upwards of $250,000 a day,) while using other investors’ money to pay the original investors a return.” Lay, the founder of Enron, was arrested when it was revealed that he was involved in “shady business dealings.” Rigas, the founder of Adelphia Communications, was apprehended when it was found that he and his family members “…had stolen $3.1 billion from the company and its investors.”
Why You Should Hire the Peters Law Firm
Bill Peters has a proven track record of success and a firm knowledge of white-collar crime law for the state of Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University of Scranton with his bachelor’s degree in political science and history and obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware. Peters has the ingenuity to build strong cases and relentlessly obtain the facts he needs. He also has extensive trial experience, which he will use to create an exuberant and strong defense on your behalf.
So, for the white-collar crime(s) you’re accused of, contact us today. We proudly serve the communities of Scranton, Clarks Summit, and Northeastern Pennsylvania. Let us be the advocate you need!