Being accused of having committed white collar crimes can be a very serious allegation for an individual to face. Serious criminal charges can be brought against a person in connection to such an allegation. This can be seen in a white collar crimes case that has recently arisen in Georgia.
The case involves a man who served as treasurer for a postal workers union in Athens, Georgia. The man has been accused of fraud and embezzlement.
It has been alleged that the man took over $3,000 from the union's bank account for personal use. It has also been alleged that the man obtained a $10,000 loan by fraudulently using the union's name and submitting fabricated documents.
The man was recently indicted in connection to the above allegations. The indictment was made in a federal court in Athens. According to the article on the Athens Banner-Herald's website which reported this story, the man faces federal charges of embezzlement, making a false statement to a credit union, bank fraud and filing a false report. This week, the man pled not guilty to these charges. One wonders what will ultimately happen in this case.
As this case illustrates, being accused of having committed white collar crimes can lead to a person facing major criminal charges. If a person is convicted of white collar crime charges, he or she can be given serious and impactful criminal punishments. Thus, if a person is facing white collar crime accusations, having a strong defense can be very important.
Source: The Athens Banner-Herald, "Former Athens postal union official faces federal fraud charges," Joe Johnson, Dec. 5, 2012