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The Spodek Law Group understands how delicate high-profile cases can be, and has a strong track record of getting positive outcomes. Our lawyers service a clientele that is nationwide. With offices in both LA and NYC, and cases all across the country - Spodek Law Group is a top tier law firm.

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What Is White Collar Crime

By Spodek Law Group | October 18, 2023
(Last Updated On: October 19, 2023)

Last Updated on: 19th October 2023, 07:25 pm


What Is White Collar Crime?

White collar crime refers to non-violent, financial crimes committed by businesses or individuals in a professional setting. Unlike street crime, white collar crimes are often committed by people of high social status who abuse their positions of power or trust. While the term “white collar” originated from the typically white shirts worn by businessmen, today white collar criminals can be found across many industries and professions.

Some of the most common types of white collar crime include:

  • Fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Bribery
  • Forgery
  • Identity theft
  • Insider trading
  • Money laundering
  • Tax evasion
  • Cybercrime

While white collar crimes may not involve direct violence or theft, they can still cause tremendous financial and emotional damage. Victims are often everyday citizens who lose their life savings, homes, or businesses due to corporate fraud or identity theft. The costs of white collar crime are estimated to be over $300 billion per year in the United States alone[1].

Prosecuting White Collar Crime

Prosecuting white collar crime also poses challenges. Cases involve lengthy trials with complex financial evidence and testimony from expert witnesses. White collar defendants often hire top defense attorneys and exploit legal technicalities. Prosecutors must prove criminal intent versus negligence or mistakes.

Key laws used to prosecute white collar crime include:

  • Mail and Wire Fraud Acts – Prohibit use of mail or wires to execute fraudulent schemes.
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act – Increased accountability for corporate fraud and financial disclosures.
  • False Claims Act – Imposes liability for defrauding the government.
  • Bank Secrecy Act – Requires reporting of currency transactions and suspicious activity.
  • RICO Act – Allows prosecution of criminal enterprises and conspiracies.

Potential penalties include fines, restitution, asset forfeiture, and prison. But critics argue white collar criminals often receive lighter sentences versus street criminals committing similar financial crimes.

Preventing White Collar Crime

Key measures that can help prevent white collar crime include:

  • Stronger internal controls, audits, and oversight within organizations.
  • More whistleblower protections and incentives to report misconduct.
  • Enhanced transparency and financial disclosures.
  • Stiffer penalties and consistent enforcement.
  • Training to promote business ethics and fraud prevention.
  • New regulations and laws to address emerging schemes.
  • Public reporting of crimes, convictions and losses.
  • Media and public vigilance to demand accountability.

Ultimately, reducing white collar crime requires a culture of integrity where unethical and criminal behavior is unacceptable rather than overlooked or rewarded.


White collar crime is a serious issue that demands greater public awareness, resources and coordinated efforts to combat. Although often viewed as victimless, white collar crime causes massive financial and societal damage. Strong enforcement and prevention strategies are needed to deter these crimes and uphold ethics, fairness, and the rule of law in business and government.

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