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White-collar Crime

What are kickbacks and why are they illegal?

When many people hear the term “kickback,” they think of a builder handing envelopes full of cash to a corrupt politician in exchange for awarding them a lucrative contract. Indeed, kickbacks are illegal payments in exchange for some type of preferential treatment or...

Money laundering: Masking illegally earned money

People who are involved in illegal activities may have to make it appear that the money they’re earning is coming from a legitimate source. The process of doing this is known as money laundering. Unfortunately, the prevalence of money laundering can make innocent...