The Increase in Severity of Sentencing for Fraud Convictions

November 22, 2011 by  
Category: Criminal Law, Fraud

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Bruce Engel of Engel and Associates criminal lawyers in Ottawa explains the increase in the severity of sentencing for fraud convictions. Penalties for convictions for fraud are increasing in severity, especially if there are aggravating factors such as breach of trust or any kind of coercion. If the victims are particularly vulnerable such as the […]

Defending A Fraud Charge And The Advantage Of A Plea Bargain

October 12, 2011 by  
Category: Criminal Law, Fraud, General

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Bruce Engel of Engel and Associates criminal lawyers in Ottawa explains the challenge of defending a fraud charge and the advantage of a plea bargain. Unlike an assault charge file or impaired driving charge file that may take me a few hours to review, a fraud file is usually made up of banker’s boxes full […]

Why You Need A Lawyer’s Advice When Accused Of Fraud

September 22, 2011 by  
Category: Fraud, General

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Bruce Engel of Engel and Associates criminal lawyers in Ottawa explains why it’s important to get a lawyer’s advice when you think you may be accused of fraud. More often than not, a fraud charge will sneak up on you. For instance, you can be engaged in fraud by depriving your employer, and you may […]

Definition and Explanation of the Crimes of Fraud and False Pretences

August 24, 2011 by  
Category: Criminal Law, Fraud, General

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Bruce Engel of Engel and Associates, criminal lawyers in Ottawa, defines and explains the crimes of fraud and false pretences. To commit fraud means to deprive somebody of something by deceit or a falsehood and to induce a state of mind through a specific course of action. Fraud uses deception to deprive people of things […]

Prepare to prove fraud – or pay

December 15, 2004 by  
Category: General

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On the very first day of his new job with Home Depot, Bill Macdonald concluded that Peter Tong, one of his sales associates, was guilty of time fraud and of taking excessive breaks. Triumphantly announcing his findings to his store manager, Sandra Galucci, Macdonald breathed excitedly, “Sandra, you’ll never believe it. This is what is […]