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Tag Archives: white collar crime

What Are White Collar Crimes?

This past June, a North Carolina jury found former state representative Stephen LaRoque guilty of stealing from his economic development nonprofit and then spending the money on personal items, concealing the theft, not being truthful with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and committing tax fraud by not properly reporting the funds. According to the FBI’s… Read More »

Commodity Pool Fraud

James Shepherd, a resident of Vass, has been charged with commodity pool fraud against investors. Shepherd could face up to 20 years in jail and a fine of up to $5 million for defrauding more than 100 investors through the investment fund he managed. It is alleged that Mr. Shepherd used the Shepherd Major Plan… Read More »

If You Are Accused of a White Collar Crime

John C. Tausche, a resident of Blowing Rock, NC, stands accused together with his coconspirator, Helmut Kiener of Aschaffenburg, Germany, of stealing some $311 million. The FBI revealed on February 7th that the two men would be charged with bank fraud and money laundering in relation to several hedge fund scandals. The scheme involved defrauding… Read More »