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Texas White Collar Crimes - State or Federal Prosecution?

Posted by Dan Cogdell | Apr 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

The term “white collar crime” encompasses a wide variety of different crimes, including offenses such as mail fraud, insider trading, health care fraud, bank fraud, money laundering, and embezzlement. While a white collar crime might originate in the state of Texas, crimes such as these often involve federal money, such as in a Medicare fraud case, or scams that operate across state lines. As a result, while the Texas Attorney General may conduct investigations into certain allegations of white collar crimes at the municipal and state level, the Attorney General's office works closely with other law enforcement agencies, including federal law enforcement authorities. Depending on the nature of the case, federal authorities may choose to take over the investigation and eventually prosecute the individual in federal court, if the evidence shows that an individual has committed a federal criminal offense.

It is important to remember that federal investigations can take place for a lengthy period of time, and you may or may not be informed that you are the target of a particular investigation. Even though you are not yet facing criminal charges, it is important that you consult with a Houston white collar crime defense attorney in the earliest stages of the investigation as possible. This step will help ensure that law enforcement officials are not violating your rights in any way throughout the investigation.

The Cogdell Law Firm has the experience, knowledge and reputation that you want and need for your white collar crime defense team. When results matter most, contact Dan Cogdell at (713) 426-2244or [email protected]

Call our office at once if your friends, colleagues, and family members are receiving calls and contact from federal investigators, and ensure that your rights are respected and protected.

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Dan Cogdell

Principal & Founder Principal and founding attorney at Cogdell Law Firm, Dan Cogdell, is often referred to by his contemporaries as a “Texas trial legend.” He has been practicing criminal defense law for 36 years, during which time he has handled some of the most complex and high-profile cases i...


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