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Two police officers accused of payroll fraud in New Orleans

White collar crimes, also known as financial crimes, are serious offenses in Southwestern Louisiana. Embezzlement, fraud, Ponzi schemes, copyright infringement and money laundering are some examples of white collar crimes prosecuted in both state and federal courts. Depending on the nature of the crime, a conviction for a white collar crime can lead to serious consequences including incarceration, hefty fines and probation. However, such allegations often result from complicated investigations.

Johnson & Johnson to pay $2.2 billion in fraud settlement

Johnson & Johnson and a subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., have agreed to settle a health-care fraud case by paying $2.2 billion. The U.S. Department of Justice alleged that J&J had aggressively promoted the off-use of certain drugs that put patients' lives at risk and cost insurance programs millions of dollars in claims.

Three LaPlace women charged with Medicaid fraud

Although society has its stereotypes regarding criminals and crimes, most do not picture a person wearing business attire in an office committing a crime in that setting. White-collar crime, like all other crimes, can significantly impact the personal and professional life of the accused. This is especially true if someone allegedly committed a crime in their position at their workplace.

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