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September 2019 Archives

Scheme to raise SAT score had Felicity Huffman pay charity

Several people who are well known throughout Oklahoma, including actress Felicity Huffman, have been charged in the highly-publicized college cheating scandal. Huffman received her sentence after entering a guilty plea in May to federal charges of mail fraud and honest services fraud. She admitted paying a man, who advertised himself as a consultant who could help parents get their children accepted to colleges, to improve her daughter's SAT score. The arrangement required that she send the man's charity a donation of $15,000.

The motivation behind finance workers and white-collar crimes

Working in the finance industry offers many employees the opportunity to accelerate their talent and position within a company. However, more and more employees have testified before court in defense of white-collar crimes that they felt coerced to participate in due to the business structure enforced.

Can I gift a gun to someone?

In Oklahoma you can gift someone a gun in most situations. However, if you gift a gun in the wrong situation, you could be committing a felony. This is why it is important to understand the laws surrounding the transaction.

The criteria for committing mail fraud

If a person sells a counterfeit good or obtains property or money under false pretenses, those acts are referred to as fraud. If a person uses the mail system to commit those acts, he or she will likely be charged with mail fraud. It doesn't matter whether a message was sent through the United States Postal Service or through another carrier. Sending evidence of fraud to another party by mail could also be considered mail fraud.

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