White Collar Crime Attorney in Cleveland, Ohio

Can you tell us about a memorable white collar crime case you handled?

Cleveland, OH criminal defense attorney Jay Milano tells the story of a memorable white collar crime case he handled.

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this was a while ago
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but this is specific it was a case it
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went to trial
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the person who invented who invented mr
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coffee
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the company exploded obviously we all
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know what mr coffee is now this was more
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in the beginning of it
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he had a personal assistant the personal
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assistant
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catered to him treated him like he was a
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king
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so the assistant treats the owner like
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he’s a king in
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all the time the assistant was stealing
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right and left hand and called himself
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a colonel in the confederate air force
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and bought cars and
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bought airplanes and bought cars for his
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friends by
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going to a car company and telling them
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look take this money from me then tell
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my friend they’re getting a break
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the effect on the company was gigantic
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until we figured out and it was all they
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were
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everyone was caught and the trial
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happened the man was ultimately
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convicted
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uh but that’s you know that’s how these
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cases work exactly
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but doing the first mortgage case we did
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i think i believe it was the first
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mortgage case in the country
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you know that was uh nine ten weeks in
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trial and that was interesting because
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they went after the government always
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goes after often goes after the
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low-hanging fruit
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you know people that are brokers people
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that are on the local level and they
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never go after
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the big companies well in that trial
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it’s mortgage fraud
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the big mortgage companies would come in
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and say yes we knew
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sort of what they were doing they were
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selling houses to people didn’t have any
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money
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but we all were making 2.5 billion
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dollars a month doing this
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and each company came in and said well
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yes our profits were 2.5 billion dollars
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a month
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there’s two concerns about white collar
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crime one is protecting the companies
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and we do that
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but the other one is we do with equal
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zeal is
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when the the the people that work the
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low-hanging fruit
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get charged and bosses never do
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bosses don’t go to jail workers go to

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