White Collar Crime Attorney in Cleveland, Ohio

What is white collar crime?

Cleveland, OH criminal defense attorney Jay Milano talks about white collar crime cases.

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generally white-collar crime
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um starts with the word white which is
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not should not be lost on anyone
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it’s businessman crime they are
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generally fraud
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cases that is a big part of what we do
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so they could be professionals charts
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they could be professionals dealing with
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insurance companies
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and medical professionals unfortunately
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often
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take shortcuts and they will over bill
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here and there and the next thing they
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know the fbi is in their office
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there was the mortgage fraud crisis we
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spent nine weeks in trial in a mortgage
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fraud
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case there are ways you deal with your
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banks
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and how you may fudge records to your
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banks and
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you may inflate and the story may sound
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familiar
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you may inflate the value of your things
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on to one set of people
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and make it less to the other set of
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people so you can get what you want
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but the scariest thing in life is the
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fbi comes to your door
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and they don’t answer it they just leave
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a card the fbi will say we want to talk
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to you
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you know if you answer the door they’re
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oh so friendly and we just want to talk
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to you and
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every single thing you say is taken down
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and will absolutely be used against you
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so white-collar crime is simply
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businessmen committing crime
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the other difference is and i am sorry
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to say this but i believe it’s true
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after all these years
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white-collar crime the sentences are
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less
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uh street crime and you can go to jail
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for
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eight years for selling personal use
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drugs
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you can get probation for stealing five
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hundred thousand dollars

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