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Adam G. Burke is Columbus criminal defense attorney. He represents clients in federal and state courts in Columbus, Ohio and surrounding areas. He has successfully defended men and women facing serious felony and misdemeanor charges.

Columbus White Collar Crime Lawyer

Attorney Adam Burke focuses exclusively on criminal defense. He will challenge the prosecution and law enforcement by placing the burden back where it belongs, squarely on the government. He will aggressively challenge every piece of evidence, every witness, and every aspect of the government’s handling of your case until your legal defense goals have been reached. If you do not hire an experienced criminal defense attorney, you may face severe penalties. Call Attorney Adam Burke now for a free consultation at (614) 280-9122.

White Collar Crime Definition

White Collar Crime can be defined as non-violent crimes committed for financial gain.  It is often, but not always, committed by business or professional people through their occupation.  Additionally, white collar offenses are frequently charged in federal court.  This is particularly true when the offenses involve high dollar amounts, multiple states and high profile public figures.  However, many white collar crimes are also prosecuted at the State level.

White Collar Offenses Generally

White Collar Offenses vary widely, but almost always included a financial component.  Attorney Adam Burke’s white collar practices areas include:

  • Corporate & Business Crimes
  • Computer and Cyber Crimes
  • Identity Theft
  • Money Laundering
  • Bribery
  • Public Corruption
  • Asset Forfeiture
  • Embezzlement
  • Tax Evasion

Two of the most of the most common categories of white collar offenses include Racketeering and Fraud.

White Collar Racketeering (RICO) Offenses

Racketeering. The term racketeering refers to the offense of obtaining money through an illegal enterprise.  RICO is short for the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act originally passed by Congress in 1970.  Congress passed the RICO statute to target organized crime and racketeering enterprises by extending criminal liability to superiors for the actions of their subordinates.

White Collar Racketeering (RICO) offenses include:

  • Sports Bribery
  • Counterfeiting
  • Embezzlement from Public Pension and Welfare funds
  • Extortion
  • Credit Extortion
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • Witness Tampering
  • Federal and Interstate Gambling Offenses
  • Money Laundering
  • Murder for Hire

White Collar Fraud Offenses

Fraud. Federal law defines Fraud as knowingly using a trick or scheme to falsify or conceal a material fact, make a false statement or a false document. Ref: 18 USC § 1001.

One of the broadest and most frequently prosecuted categories include:

  • Bank Fraud and Financial Institution Fraud
  • Business Fraud
  • Financial Fraud
  • Internet Fraud
  • Business Opportunity Fraud
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Medicare and Medicaid Fraud
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Real Estate Fraud
  • Tax Fraud
  • Securities Fraud
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Identification Fraud
  • Mail and Wire Fraud
  • Citizenship or Naturalization fraud

Burke, Meis & Associates — Columbus, Ohio White Collar Crime Defense Attorney

If you have been charged with a white collar crime in Franklin County or any of the surrounding areas in Ohio, contact attorney Adam Burke to discuss the circumstances of your case and develop a defense strategy to fight for your future. Call Burke, Meis & Associates at (614) 280-9122 for a free consultation about your white collar offense.