Material Misconceptions Regarding White Collar Crime

In White Collar Crimesby RSF

On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in White Collar Crimes on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. 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.” That inside perspective on white collar crime psychology and motivation is often echoed in national reports and studies. A Washington Post article notes, for example, …

A Compelling Need To Reform/Improve Witness ID Processes

In Violent Crimesby RSF

On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in Violent Crimes on Thursday, July 19, 2018. Every American law school student becomes acquainted with one select quote very early in their legal studies. It comes courtesy of the illustrious Sir William Blackstone, a renowned 18th-century judge and jurist. Blackstone allegedly uttered the following words, which still resonate in an aspirational and idealistic way for criminal law attorneys across the United States: “Better that 10 guilty persons escape than that one innocent person suffer.” Although some lock-them-up hard-on-crime enthusiasts might object to that sentiment, doesn’t it ring absolutely true from an ethical standpoint? No reasonable …

Multiple St. Louis County Cops Having DWI Scrapes

In Drug Crimesby RSF

On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in Drug Crimes on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Talk about unforgiving. If you believe that the aftermath of a drunk driving conviction in Missouri is generally marked by dire unpleasantries (and it is certainly reasonable to think so), imagine the perspective of a St. Louis metro police officer who is charged with a DWI offense. Any such officer has reason to be discouraged by what is potentially forthcoming in the wake of a drunk driving charge. Two words: job loss. A St. Louis County cop convicted of DWI need look no further than to words uttered …

Major Fed Sting Targets Health Care Fraud, Drug Crimes

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On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in Drug Crimes on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Some state and federal criminal task forces – both singly and together – target drug crimes. Others focus on fraud-linked offenses. And, increasingly, many investigative teams concentrate on both, as evidenced by news stories that feature criminal probes into things like prescription drug fraud. One such story surfaced just last week when, on Thursday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions stepped up to microphones to discuss what has been described as “the nation’s largest ever health care fraud takedown.” An in-depth Washington Post article spotlighting the criminal sweep and noting …

Organizations File Class Action Suit Against Gang Database

In Violent Crimesby RSF

On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in Violent Crimes on Monday, July 9, 2018. Several organizations have banded together in a federal lawsuit against the Chicago police department over the use of a gang member database. The database compiles information about suspected gang members based on gang attire, tattoos, and other distinguishing characteristics. Many other cities use similar resources. Opponents argue that the database reinforces racial profiling. The list names 68,000 juveniles and as many as 195,000 persons of interest in total. People on the list face heightened police surveillance, civil rights infringements, threat of deportation and damaging quality of life issues Not aligned …

Developments Point Toward Greater White Collar Crime Scrutiny

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On behalf of Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry posted in White Collar Crimes on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. 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. Probes into activities ranging from health care fraud and embezzlement to tax evasion and other alleged offenses readily evidence that. Compared with the efforts of previous years, current investigations are more wide-ranging and better financed. And government attorneys are diligently pursuing convictions and harsh sentencing outcomes. A recent in-depth article on a …