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Defining unlawful gifting

Given New York City’s deep connections with the corporate world, it is not uncommon for locals to hear stories of businesses executives getting in trouble for either giving or receiving gifts from those with whom there is the potential to do business. Most would refer to such actions with a single word: bribery. Yet does the fact that this activity can invite legal scrutiny mean that any form of corporate or professional gifting is unlawful? The answer to that question depends on the unique circumstances of each case. 

Is catfishing a crime?

In recent years, the term catfishing has been a subject of much concern when it comes to online interactions. This refers to a person impersonating another by using their pictures, which are usually obtained from social media profiles. The reasons behind catfishing can range from romantic pursuits to an intent to obtain money or other goods from a person using nefarious means. The legality of catfishing is up for debate and usually depends on the reasons behind the endeavor. 

What is a pump and dump scheme?

When you work in the financial markets, you quickly become familiar with just how volatile they can be. Communicating that to investors in New York can be a challenge, as they are often not acquainted with the subtle nuances that can lead to market fluctuations. Often all they understand is that you have invested their money for them based on what they may view as "a promise" of strong returns, when in actuality, while informing them of the potential benefits, you did indeed explain to them the risks. 

Examining the risk factors of financial fraud in an organization

When companies in New York start looking for new personnel to add to their pool of talent, their focus is often on the competencies those individuals can bring to the table. They look at their strengths, their previous work history and the results of their performance at past places of employment. Another critical characteristic they should be looking for is integrity. Without it, any company is at significant risk of experiencing circumstances that could ultimately lead to its downfall. 

What are the different types of internet crimes?

The world is filled with technology, from the internet and cellphones to virtual devices and voice-activated technology. Although it allows people to connect with one another, creates advancements in business and provides access to unlimited resources, the internet can be a dangerous place full of crime.

Criminal justice reform in New York

Talk about crime and how to address it is nothing new to people who live in New York. Most people would agree that it is important for lawmakers and law enforcement agencies to work to protect the safety of citizens but that would should be equally balanced by ensuring that the rights of people accused of crimes or even convicted of crimes are properly respected. How to achieve this is where disagreements can come into play at times.

What is pink collar crime?

The name may sound sexist, but the title of the CBS show aptly introduces a niche area of law: Pink Collar Crime. You and other New York residents may be interested in learning how traditional white collar crimes committed by women can differ from those attributed to men.

Double jeopardy may impact case in New York State

People in New York may be well aware of the myriad of legal issues that have been plaguing the former campaign chair to the current President. However, they may not always understand some of the legal nuances involved in the cases, including in the recent case involving 16 criminal charges that have been initiated in New York State. 

Social media post leads to IP lawsuit

When many people in New York think about intellectual property, they might think about patents or trademarks in the setting of what some may call traditional businesses. However, there are many creative forms of works that may be protected by copyrights as well. These protections are utilized by businesses across a wide array of industries. Artistic works including photographs may be copyrighted which opens up the possibility of legal action over them if any copyright is violated.

Insider trading can be hard to identify

If you have heard people in New York talk about white collar crime, you have likely heard references to things like embezzlement, money laundering or fraud. Another type of alleged white collar crime is insider trading. This particular offense can sometimes be hard to identify and may make it hard for people to avoid being charged with this crime even if they had no idea they were potentially doing something illegal.

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