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Myths Regarding White Collar Crimes in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Most people are familiar with the term “white collar crime,” but many are unclear about what the laws cover, potential, punishment, and other details. These offenses are typically based upon fraud schemes, which are described in Florida’s statute on False Pretenses and Frauds. The basic form of the crime is making intentionally deceptive statements… Read More »

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Palm Bay, FL Official, Businessman Indicted for White Collar Crimes

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A four-year investigation gave law enforcement officials plenty of time to gather evidence against a former city official and a local businessman in Palm Bay on Florida’s Space Coast. According to a May 10, 2019 story published by Orlando’s NBC affiliate, WESH News Channel 2, the pair are accused of placing cameras in the… Read More »

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Overview of White Collar Crimes in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

You may have heard of white collar crime and understand that it is a serious crime in Florida. However, the term covers a wide range of offenses. These offenses are typically associated with individuals who wear dress shirts for work, i.e., corporate executives and politicians. The truth is that anyone can be arrested for… Read More »

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Multiple Arrests On Florida Racketeering Charges, More To Come

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

After a months-long investigation by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, officials announced numerous arrests in connection with a racketeering scheme and drug trafficking ring. According to a May 8, 2018 report in Florida Today, deputies seized cash, firearms, various types and amounts of controlled substances, cars, and all-terrain vehicles. The ring leader was charged… Read More »

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Two Arrested For Aggravated White Collar Crimes In Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Polk County, FL detectives arrested a man and a woman hailing from Indiana as part of a bust that dates back to 2003 and involves multiple interstate white collar crimes. According to an April 19, 2018 report from Tampa’s ABC Action News WFTS, the pair had assumed the identities of individuals who later tipped… Read More »

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Identity Stolen From Florida Man Leads To Social Security Fraud Charges

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Officials finally caught up with a 66-year-old man with a stolen identity who collected approximately $361,000 in Social Security and other government benefits over the past four decades. The perpetrator assumed the identity of a Florida man back in 1989, according to a March 5, 2018 article appearing in the Tampa Bay Times. Authorities… Read More »

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Staged Home Invasion Leads To Insurance Fraud Charges for Deltona, FL Couple

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A Deltona, FL couple went to extremes in an attempt to defraud the insurance company that provides coverage for their rental home: They actually shot themselves with a .22 caliber pistol as part of an elaborate story about a home invasion, according to WFTV ABC Channel 9 News. The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office revealed… Read More »

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Florida Man Arrested for Ponzi Scheme

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A Pensacola man is facing criminal charges for allegedly running a financial scam that bears the typical characteristics of a Ponzi or pyramid scheme. According to a May 30, 2017 report in the Pensacola News Journal, the man was transferring money between investors and his attorney’s trust account. The criminal complaint revealed that the… Read More »

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New State Law on the Books: Money Laundering in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

While money laundering isn’t a new crime under Florida law, lawmakers did recently pass a bill to expand the type of conduct that constitutes the offense. According to the Miami Herald, the state House and Senate enacted a measure on May 5, 2017 to include “virtual currency” within the definition of monetary instruments. The… Read More »

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Four Hialeah, FL Suspects Face Extradition to Virginia in Skimming Scheme

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The Miami-Dade Police Department apprehended four suspects in a credit card fraud scheme tracing back to businesses in Virginia, according to officials’ reports. The two men and two women, with ages ranging from 21 to 32 years old, were confronted as they returned to the US from Cuba; all are legal immigrants that reside… Read More »

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