Category Archives: White Collar Crime

Manafort Indictment – Special Counsel Robert Mueller Furthers “Aggressive” Investigation of Russia’s Interference with the 2016 Presidential Election

On October 27, 2017 former Trump campaign chairman, Paul J. Manafort was indicted on charges that included money laundering, tax fraud, and conspiracy. Manafort and his long-time associate Richard W. Gates surrendered to the FBI and pleaded not guilty to the charges that accused them of laundering money through foreign shell companies. Court documents detailed…
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Shining the Light on the Dark Web

In early October, a Greek judge ruled that one of the world’s highest profile financial cybercriminals, the suspected mastermind of a $4 billion bitcoin money laundering ring, should be extradited to the United States to stand trial. The man wanted was Alexander Vinnik, a Russian citizen believed to be the operator of the digital currency…
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L.A. District Attorney’s Office Public Integrity Division Charges Palmdale Mayor, Two Consultants

The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office announced last week that Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford has been charged with illegally receiving more than $60,000 a year from local consultants Kimberly Anne Shaw and Susan Burgess Miller and failing to disclose the income on economic statements.[1] Ledford was charged with one count of conspiracy, one count of…
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