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Penalties for white collar crimes can be serious too

Though not crimes that are violent in nature, individuals who are accused of committing a white collar crime should nonetheless take the charges seriously. This is because, if convicted, the penalties can be harsh. This is particularly true when a case is charged at the federal level. Many different crimes fall under the umbrella of white collar crimes including a variety of different types of fraud.

A North Carolina man who previously worked as the executive director of a government employee union is facing accusations of fraud. He was recently indicted by a jury on two counts of obtaining property by false pretenses.

Specifically he is accused of getting checks totaling $113,350 by submitting false invoices to the union. He also allegedly bought personal items totaling $457,500 using association credit cards. Among other things the indictment asserts that the man used the funds to pay for plastic surgery, massages, vacations, jewelry and electronic games. The accused resigned from the union earlier this year. He had been at the head of the organization for 15 years.

It is important to note that though the counts the man was indicted on are felonies, an indictment is not the same as a conviction. As the man navigates the criminal justice system he will have the opportunity to defend himself. Should the man be found guilty, he could face four to eight years in prison. Though that is undeniably a long period of time, if the case was in the federal system, the penalties could be even more severe.

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