What Is Money Laundering?

In its simplest and most common definition, money laundering is the practice of taking funds gained from illicit activities and running them through a series of transactions to make them look like they came from legitimate sources. In other words, it’s the process of making “dirty” money look “clean” (hence the term ‘laundering’). In a… Read More

What is Welfare Fraud?

Government public assistance, or welfare, is available in this country to people who demonstrate a need based on financial situation. If you lie about your income in order to receive benefits, fail to report all your income, or fail to report changes to your income, you may be accused of welfare fraud. The biggest difference… Read More

What Is Proposition 47?

Proposition 47 is an initiative put on the California ballot this year by petition signatures by registered voters. In effect, the initiative reduces certain non-violent drug and property offenses from felonies to misdemeanors, which means reduced sentences and penalties in the state for those who are convicted of certain specific non-serious and non-violent drug and/or… Read More

Former Florida Governor Candidate Arrested For Fraud

Yinka Abodeda Adeshinka, a former Republican gubernatorial candidate in the state of Florida who was defeated in the 2014 Republican Primary Election, was arrested on October 13 at the Tallahassee Regional Airport on two counts of fraud. According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), Adeshinka allegedly fabricated approximately $150,000 of the $182,000 in… Read More

Twitter Files Suit Against FBI and Department of Justice

On October 7, social media giant Twitter sued the federal government—specifically, the Department of Justice and the FBI—claiming a violation of their First Amendment rights in refusing to permit the company to publish a “Transparency Report” for the benefit of their account holders. The dispute centers around two surveillance laws—the Stored Communications Act (Section 2709)… Read More