Business Crime & Fraud
Sometimes known as white collar crime, business crime is when companies or individuals within companies commit criminal offences, for which the punishment is a fine or, sometimes, prison. Examples of business crime are fraud, money laundering, insider dealing and tax evasion.
The laws making bribery and money laundering criminal offences have been significantly tightened in recent years and apply internationally. Those found guilty of bribery can be sent to prison for up to 10 years, as well as fined. In recent years, as a result of measures designed to tackle terrorism, companies that breach sanctions are also liable to severe penalties.
If you think you may be the victim of a business crime, such as fraud, or if you have been accused of committing a business crime, myLawyer can put you in touch with a lawyer who is an expert in the area and can assist you.
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