White Collar Crimes in Georgia
There are many different types of white-collar crimes in Georgia. Depending on the circumstances, charges can be brought by the State of Georgia, as a misdemeanor or a felony. White-collar crimes in Georgia can encompass financial crimes or nonviolent crimes, and can be committed by individuals, businesses, and government officials. In addition, if you are convicted of a white-collar crime, you could face a civil lawsuit from victims of the crime.
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White collar crimes in Georgia can include:
O.C.G.A. § 16-9-121 states that an individual commits identity theft
when he or she willfully and fraudulently uses another person’s identifying information without their consent.
O.C.G.A. § 10-5-51 states that it is unlawful for a person that advises others for compensation to provide information about the value of securities that may give the individual an advantage when making decisions on the investing, purchasing, or selling of securities.
Embezzlement (O.C.G.A. § 16-8-4), or theft by conversion, occurs when a person who lawfully obtains the funds or property of another and is under an agreement or legal obligation to use the funds for a specific purpose, knowingly converts the funds for their own personal use in violation of the agreement or legal obligation.
O.C.G.A. § 48-1-6 states that it is unlawful for individuals to knowingly and willfully attempt to defraud the state by filing any return, report, protest, or claim for refund containing any information that the individual knows to be false. Individuals may not knowingly omit facts or documents that constitute misstatement, nor may they employ any trick, scheme, or device to evade any type of funds due to the state.
Money laundering occurs when an institution or individual obtains funds through illegal methods, and attempts to legitimize the finds through a series of financial transactions.
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