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Theranos founder and former president face federal fraud charges

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes and the former president Ramesh Balwani were indicted on charges of federal wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. According to The New York Times, the two defendants are accused of lying to doctors, investors and patients about how well the company's blood-testing device worked. The device was portrayed as groundbreaking for the blood testing industry.

A LOOK AT ASSET FORFEITURE AND WHITE COLLAR CRIME

T3-1000-ffccccccTransparent-3333-0.20.3-1.pngIf you've been accused of a white collar crime in Rockville, your lawyer may warn you that the government may seize your valuable assets. The government routinely seizes the assets of individuals convicted of narcotics trafficking and illegal arms trafficking, along with those convicted of a white collar crime such as securities fraud. These assets are then put up for sale at public auctions. The proceeds are distributed to the victims of the crimes and to law enforcement agencies.

A LOOK AT COMMON FRAUD SCHEMES

Fraud is a type of white collar crime. It involves the use of misrepresentation for the purpose of attaining financial gain. Some of the common types of fraudulent schemes include telemarketing fraud, racketeering, and tax evasion. If you've been accused of any type of white collar crime, you should promptly retain the services of a defense attorney who can begin developing a sound white collar defense in the Maryland and D.C. areas. At a criminal law firm, you'll find the resources you need to defend your legal rights and improve your chances of acquittal.

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