Monthly Archives: July 2018

Penalties for Embezzlement

Embezzlement can be both a state crime and a federal crime depending on what is being embezzled. Typically, if someone embezzles money from the federal government, from a federal government agency, or from a private company working under contract of the federal government, then it may be considered a federal crime. In some cases, embezzlement may be both a state crime and a federal crime because the laws can overlap. Continue reading

What Should One Expect in a Federal Embezzlement Case?

If you are the subject of a federal embezzlement case, there are some things you may want to know about the process from the initial investigation to the trial. Generally, you will first be made aware of a federal embezzlement case against you when you receive a target letter from the United States Attorney’s Office. In most cases, this letter simply is intended to make you aware that you are being made the target of a grand jury investigation being conducted by the federal government.  Continue reading

Embezzlement vs Fraud

Embezzlement and fraud are two ideas which are very closely related. In fact, fraudulent intent is a key element in many embezzlement cases. Many individuals believe that fraud and embezzlement really denote the same thing. However, they are not actually the same thing. Fraud is when an individual intentionally misleads or cheats someone else (usually for monetary gain). On the other hand, embezzlement is when an individual is entrusted with a certain asset and intentionally withholds that asset and takes it for him/herself. Continue reading