As is the case in other states, insurance fraud is a crime in Ohio that prosecutors and law enforcement officers, as well as insurance companies, will take very seriously.
Several large, publicly traded companies call Cincinnati their home, while many other big corporations have regional offices or other important business hubs here.
It happens quite more frequently than we like to think-we see a nice quote or picture on the Internet and we include it in our speeches or presentations. Most of the time, we portray the work as our own without realizing that someone is actually the author and might own the copyright to that work. As a result, many Ohio residents end up infringing a copyright without even realizing it.
If someone is facing white-collar criminal charges, they may find themselves not only defending their rights but also their reputation. An arrest alone can raise suspicions about one's character, even if the charges are dropped at a later date. A conviction has far-reaching consequences-imprisonment, which can lead to a loss of income and jeopardize future employment prospects and driving licensures can be revoked and fines levied, straining tight finances.
Despite the assurances from many insurance companies they will take care of their customers when the need arises, dealing with the filing of an insurance claim can be a frustrating experience.
It may seem impossible for readers of this Cincinnati-based criminal defense legal blog to imagine living in the world without access to the Internet. Through their computers, smart phones and even sometimes their televisions, individuals can gain access to a wealth of information with just a few clicks. However, this ubiquity of technology has brought with it a host of problems, in addition to the many benefits its connectivity offers to users. In some cases, the laws that govern how individuals may use technology, and the interconnectedness of the World Wide Web may make seemingly innocuous behaviors criminal.
Identity theft is a form of fraud that is becoming increasingly more common, which may be one of the reasons it is being dealt with harshly in the courts. According to the Identity Fraud Study of 2017, identity thieves have stolen over $107 billion in the last six years.
The laws surrounding taxation are so complex in the country that one cannot fault Ohio residents for getting confused when going through the relevant paperwork. Many end up making a mistake while trying to comply with the law and the question that comes up then is: is it income tax fraud or negligence?
Allegations of fraud continue to plague what used to be Ohio's largest online charter school, as Ohio's auditor claims the school inflated student participation numbers to collect millions in taxpayer money. He is now handing over what he considered proof to the authorities.
There is often a thin line between staying within the confines of the law and breaking it. If one is not sure where the line is, it can be quite easy to commit a crime that one was not even aware. For example, getting favorable treatment from someone is not a crime unless that treatment was the result of an award or payment. Bribery, as it is known, are actions that are intended to influence or alter the actions of someone else. It differs from extortion in that bribery offers a positive reward whereas extortion revolves around negative acts for compliance.