Fraud Legal Blogs

Fraud legal blogs, published by fraud lawyers and criminal defence law firms in the UK, United States and across the world.

What Fraud Victims Should Know About a Fraudster’s Obligation to Account

by icpc May 18, 2016 Finance

Victims of fraud often ask us whether a fraudster can be ordered by a Canadian Court to account for what the fraudster did with their money so that they may attempt to recover it from those who received it. Other times, victims of fraud just want an explanation. Last week an Ontario Court released its […]

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What Fraud Victims Should Know About Class and Group Actions

by icpc March 4, 2016 Business Law

Victims of fraud often ask us whether they should proceed by way of their own private action, a group action or a class action. The issue often comes down to a question of economics (both for the fraud victims and the law firm being asked to represent them) and litigation strategy. This blog post provides […]

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What Fraud Victims Should Know About Recovery Through Securities Regulators – Problems with Relying on OSC Disgorgement Orders

by icpc November 26, 2015 Finance

On October 26, 2015, the Canadian Foundation for Advancement of Investor Rights (FAIR Canada) held an “Investment Recovery Conference” with the Osgoode Hall Law School entitled “Public & Private Securities Enforcement: Improving Recovery for Harmed Investors.” The Conference held panel discussions on such topics as the ”Relationship Between Public Regulatory Enforcement and Private Securities Class […]

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Global Brand Management: Risks and Strategies

by marcus evans October 8, 2015 Company Law

Interview with: Allan Diamond, Managing Partner, Diamond McCarthy LLP “Chief Litigation Officers (CLOs) should not limit themselves to traditional methods of protecting their companies’ brand and should think creatively in terms of implementing a global strategy that will result in keeping their authorized supply channel partners happy, minimizing lost sales/profits, and  potentially obtaining affirmative recoveries for […]

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I Received a Target Letter And It’s Not About Shopping… What Now?

by MayberryLawFirm March 12, 2014 Criminal Law

I can’t imagine very much is more terrifying for someone than receiving a letter from a United States Attorney’s Office letting them know they are under the microscope of the Federal government for suspicion of a crime.  Quite frankly, even as a Federal criminal attorney when I hear of this happening there is an element […]

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Protecting a charity from fraud and deception

by NC Insurance January 27, 2014 Fraud

Unfortunate as it is to admit, charity fundraising is often seized upon by con artists and scammers, recognising this as an opportunity to steal money, using a good cause as a distraction. The Nation Fraud Authority found that in 2013 alone, the charity sector lost £103 million as a result of fraud, both internally (charity […]

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RECOVERY FROM A FRAUDSTER’S SPOUSE

by icpc December 5, 2013 Fraud

In many cases of fraud, the misappropriated funds are used to fund a fraudster’s lifestyle or transferred into the possession of a third party. This article discusses recovery from a spouse or family member of a fraudster – an issue often raised by fraud victims in their quest for recovery. A leading case on this […]

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A fraud victim’s response to a fraudster’s allegations of extortion

by icpc November 21, 2013 Fraud

It is common practice for fraudsters who are defendants to civil fraud claims to allege that a fraud victim’s criminal complaint to police is being made for the purpose of obtaining an unlawful advantage in the civil proceedings. Sometimes fraudsters allege the criminal offence of extortion as against their fraud victims for the purpose of […]

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Married Couple Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

by ParkmanLawFirm November 14, 2013 Criminal Law

Keith Johnson, 46, and his wife, Angela Johnson, 44, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in United States District Court in the Eastern District of Virginia.  Another eight counts of wire fraud listed in the original indictment were dismissed by U.S. District Judge Leoni Brinkema as part of the plea agreement.  According […]

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Medical Imaging Company Sued for Insurance Fraud

by ParkmanLawFirm October 31, 2013 Criminal Law

An Edina based mobile medical imagine company and 46 chiropractors have been accused in a federal lawsuit of being involved in a kickback scheme that alleges fraudulent insurance claims.  The civil suit alleges Mobile Diagnostic Imaging Inc. and its owner, Michael Appleman, of working with chiropractors to game the state’s no-fault auto insurance law. The […]

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