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Tax Evasion: The Crime That Took down Mob Boss Al Capone

Posted on May 30, 2014 by Mintzer Law

Just five years after he had moved to Illinois from Brooklyn, New York, Al Capone rose from a lieutenant to leader of a Chicago gang. Capone quickly built a reputation for using violence to eliminate members of rival gangs that threatened his control of racketeering and criminal enterprises in the city. The Untouchable Capone At one time or another, law enforcement authorities suspected Capone of resorting to...

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Insider Trading: How to Bargain Your Way to Freedom!

Posted on May 27, 2014 by Mintzer Law

Contrary to what many people believe, insider trading is not always illegal. Employees, directors and officers of corporations routinely engage in insider trading activities without violating state or federal statutes. Failing to comply with disclosure and reporting regulations or trading on the basis of confidential information that is not publicly available can lead to threats of criminal prosecution. Understanding the Consequences Anyone engaging in activities that might...

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Happy Memorial Day

Posted on May 26, 2014 by Mintzer Law

Rand Mintzer, Attorney at Law Is Wishing You a Wonderful Memorial Day! *Image courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net

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Money Laundering Accusations: Here’s What to Expect

Posted on May 23, 2014 by Mintzer Law

Money laundering is a serious criminal offense in Texas that can lead to a prison sentence, substantial fines, restitution and a criminal record if a person is convicted of the charges. The circumstances under which money laundering occurs can vary, so it is important to be aware of the conduct that could result in charges being filed against you. Money Laundering The term “money laundering” is an...

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The Real Life “Oceans 11″ Gambling Scheme

Posted on May 20, 2014 by Mintzer Law

A real-life team of about 50 casino dealers and players almost succeeded in pulling off a scheme to rival the plot of the movie, “Ocean’s 11.” Unlike the movie plot where one casino was the target, the real-life hustlers hit 19 casinos around the country for $7 million according to estimates from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The end of the scheme came when the organizer...

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What Is the Statute of Limitations for Embezzlement?

Posted on May 16, 2014 by Mintzer Law

Prosecutors in Texas do not have an unlimited amount of time to prosecute someone for committing a crime. The statute of limitations begins to run from the date the crime was committed and expires unless criminal charges are filed within the time designated in the law.  Some crimes are considered so serious or violent that the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure grants prosecutors an unlimited amount...

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What Should You Do If Asked to Take a Field Sobriety Test This Memorial Day?

Posted on May 13, 2014 by Mintzer Law

Memorial Day traditionally marks the start of outdoor summer activities. Barbeques, boating and other outdoor activities associated with the long weekend usually include the consumption of beer and other alcoholic beverages. If you are pulled over by a police officer who asks you to take a field sobriety test, the best answer to give is probably a polite “no thank you, officer.”  Probable Cause and Reasonable...

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Happy Mother’s Day

Posted on May 11, 2014 by Mintzer Law

Rand Mintzer, Attorney at Law Is Wishing You a Wonderful Mother's Day!   *Image courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net

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