White Collar Crimes

The Salt Lake City defense team at Brass & Cordova has expertise in white collar criminal matters, and has successfully represented many Utah businesspeople, public officials, and individuals charged with fraud-related offenses in federal and state courts. Our clients are often referred to us by other attorneys who have confidence that our knowledge, experience, and contacts will mean a good result for the people sent our way.

Understanding the Scope of White Collar Criminal Offenses

The term white collar crime encompasses a range of offenses that, while numerous and varied, are generally described as nonviolent and financially motivated. The most common offenses categorized as white collar crimes include:

  • Securities Fraud and Antitrust Violations
  • Insider Trading
  • Financial Fraud
  • Bribery
  • Embezzlement
  • Kickbacks
  • Identity Theft
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Computer and Internet Fraud
  • Communication Fraud
  • Phone and Telemarketing Fraud
  • Mail Fraud
  • Forgeries
  • Counterfeiting
  • Money Laundering
  • Bankruptcy Fraud
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Healthcare Fraud
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Hedge Fund Fraud
  • Government Fraud
  • Tax Evasion
  • Environmental Law Violations
  • Trade Secret Theft

White collar crimes may be prosecuted at both the state and federal level, with many federal agencies participating in the enforcement of white collar crime legislation, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Secret Service, U.S. Customs, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC). The FBI estimates that white collar crime costs the United States more than $300 billion each year, which means regulatory agencies increasingly monitor financial transactions conducted by businesses and individuals alike, and prosecutors devote substantial resources to investigating alleged white collar criminal activity.

Seek Experienced, Sophisticated Defense Representation

Our attorneys understand how state and federal regulations apply to complex financial transactions, and are well-versed in the defense strategies that work to dismantle prosecution theories. We also know how to accommodate government agents and search warrants, while simultaneously protecting our clients' rights and interests. If you are under investigation for a white collar crime, or if you have already been indicted, please contact Brass & Cordova to schedule a complimentary consultation at a time convenient for you. We are committed to achieving the best possible results for our clients no matter the challenges we face.