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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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Pre-Arrest Investigations In Florida Criminal Cases: Why You Need A Criminal Defense Attorney

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

You are probably familiar with your rights when a police officer places you under arrest and reads the Miranda warnings: You do not have to make any statements, may request legal assistance from an attorney, and can claim other protections under both the US Constitution and Florida law. However, the situation is quite different… 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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Florida Charity’s Trustee Accused of Fraud, Theft

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A Southwest Florida charity is out more than $60,000 after one of the non-profit’s trustees used his position to steal the money through an alleged scheme to defraud. The Lehigh Acres Citizen reports that Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3938 discovered the scam when they asked the financial head about missing funds that had… 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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Fraud Scam Targeting South Florida Senior Citizens

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A credit and debit card scam focusing on unwitting senior citizens has resulted in at least one arrest, though police continue to investigate what seems to be a widespread scheme. The Sun-Sentinel reported on December 9, 2016 that elderly victims would turn over their debit card and PIN to a person posing as a… Read More »

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Hollywood, Florida Lawyer Gets One Year in Money Laundering Scheme

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A money laundering scheme recently landed a Hollywood, Florida attorney in prison after he pleaded guilty to the charges against him back in August 2016. According to The Sun-Sentinel, a US District Court judge sentenced him to one year plus one day in federal prison, plus a fine of $,7500 and order to pay… Read More »

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The Latest Fraud Scam in Florida: “Forced Sale”

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A couple was finally apprehended after weeks of scamming retailers under a credit card scheme across several states. Numerous charges are still coming as authorities continue to investigate in a coordinated effort, but the couple is currently in custody in Walton County, Florida, according to ABC affiliate WKRG News 5. The pair jilted businesses… Read More »

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