White Collar Crimes

In these tough economic times, many individuals and companies fail to meet their financial obligations. At the same time, investigators and prosecutors have become increasingly aggressive in their approach, often freezing assets before trial in a calculated effort to deprive citizens of their ability to fend off accusations.

It is critical to have counsel early in the process and to employ a lawyer who can recognize and address criminal issues before it is too late. While some white collar matters start with a civil case, the consequences of a criminal investigation are more serious.

Attorneys in Salt Lake City for White Collar Crimes

We have helped hundreds of clients here at Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat, LLP during the early stages of the investigation. In many of these cases, we have helped our clients avoid any charges ever being filed.

Investigations into white collar crimes often require the assistance of experienced counsel who is versed in both the civil and criminal issues.

Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat, LLP is one of Utah's premier white collar defense firms. The firm has handled cases of every type involving individuals and businesses and a wide variety of investigations and complex charges of white collar crime.

Call (801) 532-5297 to schedule an appointment to discuss your case.

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Types of White Collar Crimes in Utah

In the State of Utah, while collar crimes commonly prosecuted can include:

  • Utah Code § 76-10-1903 - money laundering;
  • Utah Code § 76-10-1801 - communications fraud;
  • Utah Code § 76-6-1203 - mortgage fraud;
  • Utah Code § 76-6-521 - insurance fraud;
  • Utah Code § 76-6-513 - unlawful dealing of property by fiduciary;
  • Utah Code § 76-6-405 - theft by deception;
  • Utah Code § 61-1-1 or § 61-1-2 - securities fraud;
  • Utah Code § 76-10-1603 - pattern of unlawful activity, if at least one of the unlawful activities used to establish the pattern of unlawful activity is an offense listed herein.

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Related White Collar Crimes in Utah

Other types of white collar crimes can include:

  • Bank Fraud
  • Violation of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  • Qui Tam Actions
  • Mail Fraud
  • Computer Crimes
  • Corporate Criminal Liability
  • Mail and Wire Fraud
  • Environmental Crimes
  • False Claims
  • Food and Drug Crimes
  • Grand Jury Investigations and Subpoenas
  • Government Contract Crimes
  • Medicare and Medicaid Fraud
  • Misuse of Public Money
  • Public Corruption and Fraud

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Additional Resources

White Collar Crime Registry- Utah is the first state in the U.S. to create a public white collar crime offender registry. It works like a sex-offender registry, where users can view who has been charged and convicted in the past ten (10) years of certain white collar crimes such as money laundering, fraud, and theft by deception in the state of Utah. The registry was created by HB 378 of the Utah Legislature’s 2015 General Session and codified in Utah Code Title 77, Chapter 42. The Utah Attorney General’s Office maintains the Registry and has written regulations governing its use found in the Utah Administrative Code as Rule R105-3.

Administrative Rules for the White Collar Crime Offenders Registry - The administrative rules concerning the White Collar Crime Offenders Registry are found in Utah Administrative Rule R105-3. The purpose of the administrative rules is to establish procedures to efficiently administer the Utah White Collar Crime Offender Registry.

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Attorneys for White Collar Crimes in Salt Lake City, Utah

The criminal defense lawyers at Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat, LLP have fought for the rights of public officials in obtaining reimbursement of attorney's fees and costs for those public officials found not guilty of crimes.

Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat, LLP won a case in the Utah Supreme Court establishing the obligation of public entities to reimburse public officials and employees for costs associated with successfully defending accusations of criminal wrongdoing. Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat, LLP has also been instrumental in preventing legislative efforts to eliminate this important right of public officials.

We also represent clients in related cases involving Civil and Criminal Asset Forfeitures.

When you hire Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat, LLP, you hire a law firm that will not only defend you from allegations of criminal conduct but see that your rights to reimbursement are fully protected so that you can be made whole after a successful criminal defense.

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