Cynthia A. Stewart, P.A.
Representing clients throughout the state of Mississippi
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October 2017 Archives

What is considered insider trading?

Buying and selling shares of stock is common task for companies, shareholders and investors. Buying and selling stock can be very lucrative and a way to make profitable investments. However, there is a process that must be followed when trading stock. The failure to do so could but an individual or corporation at risk of criminal penalties stemming from fraud. Those accused of insider trading could endure harsh penalties if convicted, thus it is important to understand when this is considered illegal and what it exactly entails.

Accused of health care fraud? Why the charges can pile up

Health care fraud is a widespread issue in the United States. It is also a top priority for federal law enforcement agencies, including the FBI. These agencies devote massive resources to investigating alleged fraud through actions like undercover operations and task forces, and they want these efforts to pay off.

Helping you strategize a defense against violent crimes

Different situations and events could wind up causing individuals in Mississippi and elsewhere to face criminal allegations. This is never an easy predicament to be in, especially when the accused is adamant that they did not commit the crime they are accused of. Being accused of a violent crime has the ability to harm ones reputation regardless if they are convicted; therefore, it is imperative that defendants understand their legal defense options and how they could assert a strong defense.

Understanding income tax fraud charges

Being accused of a financial crime can be difficult, especially if the crime was unintentional. With regards to tax fraud, individuals could face criminal charges for failing to properly file for their taxes. Because not everyone uses an accountant, this means individuals file their own taxes. In these cases, mistakes can be made. However, only if the individual seeks to evade taxes or defraud the IRS will a tax fraud charge hold up.

Mississippi doctor faces 17 counts of medical fraud

In our lines of work, we are expected to meet a certain standard and obligation. The failure to meet this duty could mean liabilities. Depending on a person's career, this could mean being written up, repercussions or even being fired. It could also mean criminal consequences. When professionals, such as doctors, fail to act properly in their role and take financial advantage of others, this could result in fraud charges. Those accused of committing fraud in their workplace could face serious penalties in addition to a damaged personal and professional reputation.


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